Two expectant seagulls have nested in a car park bay at Newcastle Central Station - and it could be six weeks before the birds and chicks are gone.
The birds' nest was discovered in the station's long-stay car park a few days ago during a routine security patrol. By law the birds cannot be moved during their nesting season so they must be left undisturbed until the chicks hatch and are able to fly.
Station Manager Louise Rutherford said:
All birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 during their nesting season. Under the Act, it is illegal to damage or destroy an active nest or its contents.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) spokesman Chris Collett said: