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Storms kill thousands of seabirds

The RSPB is warning breeding colonies of birds in the West Country could be at risk after 1,000 seabirds were found dead following the recent bad weather.

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RSPB warns of threat to seabird population

The deaths of thousands of seabirds off the coast of the West Country during the recent storms is being declared a tragedy. More than a thousand have been found dead on our beaches.

But many thousands more have been killed by starvation and exhaustion at sea, washing ashore in France and Ireland. The RSPB warns it could threaten populations. Our environment correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.

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