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Hull-based artist Sarah Dalton (front) with her painted puffin at the RSPB centre at Bempton. Also pictured (from left) are Scott Davidson-Smith, visitor operations manager at the centre, and Glynis Charlton, Rick Welton and Clare Huby of Puffins Galore!

Puffins Galore

A public art event which makes puffins the stars of stories of conservation, global warming and green energy has taken off with the installation of the first sculptures in a trail stretching along the coast of East Yorkshire. Organisers of Puffins Galore! placed the first sculpture at the RSPB Centre at Bempton, home to almost half a million seabirds which cram onto the cliffs every year. The second puffin was installed at North Landing, Flamborough,…


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