National Geographic : 1938 Aug
©Capt. H. Morrey Salmon RABBITS LEAVE HOME WHEN PUFFINS, POMPOUS CLOWNS OF BIRDLAND, ARRIVE About 20,000 pairs of "bottle noses" come punctually to Skokholm every April to breed. They promptly disputepossession of rabbit burrows, not only with their rightful owners but also with shearwaters, which also temporarily oust the conies in the spring. Puffins win all these arguments because oftheir formidable and curiously grooved bills. Where the homeless rabbits dwell during the stay of the ocean birds is a mystery to the author (pages 258, 262, 274, 275).