Nothing becomes the grass grown area along the southern coast of Mykines better than the puffin.
The puffins arrives in Mykines late April/early May. The first couple of days the puffin doesn’t spend much time on land, but on the 3rd day, it will start preparing its burrow.
A burrow is a hole or tunnel over a meter deep in the terrain used by nesting puffins. They are found mostly in turf above cliffs, overlooking the sea. When walking in areas where puffins burrow, please take care not to step too close. You should always, where possible, stick to the path to cause as little disruption as possible.
Baby puffins are called pufflings. Pufflings hatch out of the eggs in the month of July, but for the first few weeks they dont leave the burrow. They usually leave the burrow in mid August, but due to their poor flying skills not all of them make it to sea. It is quite common for the inhabitants of Mykines to find strayed pufflings in the village.
By the end of August most the puffins have headed back to sea.