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You know spring is here when...

.. the puffins return to the Farne Islands.

The popular characters have started to arrive on Inner Farne for their breeding season.

But they weren't the only exciting guests off the east coast today:

Extinction fears for one of our favourite birds

They are a summer visitor to the British Isles that capture the imagination and hearts of many of us

But a report out this month says they are at risk of extinction - Ross Hutchinson has been to find out more