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Puffins arrive on Skomer, Pembrokeshire, from early spring and are gone again by mid-July. They spend a lot of their daylight hours out at sea and return with beaks full of sand eels, being careful to avoid the waiting gulls. These gulls will steal the eels, if they can, before the puffin parents have a chance to feed their young. Their serrated beaks hold more fish in place than it seems likely to hold in one trip.