.. 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:
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
The number of puffins that live off the Northumberland coast are being counted amid concerns our recent bad weather has hit the population.
For the first time in five years the National Trust is carrying out a puffin census on the Farne Islands.
Ross Hutchinson reports.