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Farne Island puffin population

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Old Thursday 24th May 2018, 12:11   #1
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Farne Island puffin population

There are fears puffin numbers in the Farne Islands are on the decline.

Initial findings from the latest five-yearly count carried out by the National Trust suggested an overall 12% reduction in breeding pairs.

The seabirds, listed as "vulnerable" to extinction, also returned to their breeding grounds about four weeks late due to the prolonged harsh winter.

The trust, which has so far surveyed four out of the eight islands, described the findings as "concerning".


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Perhaps they've had enough of the NT landing fees and have gone elsewhere....


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Perhaps they've had enough of the NT landing fees band have gone elsewhere....
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Skomer by all accounts!......a Spring count has realised a "70 year" high for the species.
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