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Seabird leaving home has little hesitation to get fish (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

puffer

Here is my best explanation:

'fish' is the definition.

(puffer is a kind of fish)

'seabird leaving home has little hesitation' is the subsidiary indication.

I cannot quite see how this works, but

'hesitation' could be 'er' and 'er' is present in the answer.

The remaining letters 'puff' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.

This explanation may well be incorrect...

'to get' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for puffer that I've seen before include "Globefish - steam train?", "Fish that can inflate itself with air", "[SOMETHING FISHY]", "Smoker - globefish", "Globe fish", "Train < smoker", "locomotive" and "Fish that inflates when threatened, a delicacy but some parts poisonous".)

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