Farne Island seabirds threatened by extreme weather

The National Trust said extreme weather on the Northumberland coastline was threatening the breeding of Atlantic puffins, which famously take up residence on the Farne Islands every year.

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Extreme weather affecting birds in Northumberland

Extreme weather has severely affected breeding seabirds on the Northumberland coastline.

Atlantic puffins are threatened by extreme weather on the Northumberland coastline Credit: Patrick Pleul/DPA

According to the National Trust, Atlantic puffins are particularly threatened on the Farne Islands. Flooding of their burrows during the summer meant that one of the islands failed to produce any chicks.

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