Seabirds under
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DEVASTATING scenes played out on Yorkshire’s coastlines and other parts of the UK in March last year when extreme storms led to the death of thousands of puffins.

From the south of Bridlington to just north of Whitby, around 400 puffins were washed ashore.

The region had not seen anything like it since 1947, according to the RSPB.

In the wake of the storms, the RSPB anticipated ‘disaster’ for the seabird population this year.

But experts say that their observations indicate the impact of this loss has not led to as much of a decline in population as was originally predicted.