The Northumberland coast supports large colonies of seabirds, the majority of which nest on the Fame Islands. The Puffin Fratercula arctica is the most numerous and there are also many terns Sterna spp., Kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla, Lesser Black-backed Gulls Icarus fuscus, Guillemots Una aalge and Eiders Somateria mollissima, smaller numbers of Shags Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Cormorants P. carbo,...

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