Farne Island Rangers Carry Out 'Puffin Census'

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A general view of members of the public queueing to take the boat... News PhotoAnimal,Animal Behavior,England,Environmental Issues,Farne Islands,General View,Grounds,Horizontal,Human Interest,Nautical Vessel,People,Puffin,Seahouses,Summer,UK,Waiting In Line,WeatherPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesSEAHOUSES, ENGLAND - MAY 16: A general view of members of the public queueing to take the boat back the Farne Islands where Puffins are returning to their summer breeding grounds on May 16, 2013 in the Farne Islands, England. A census is carried out every five years with the last one in 2008 recording 36,500 pairs of puffins. The Farne Islands, offer good protection for the birds to nest, providing excellent sources of food, and few ground predators, despite this rangers fear that the extreme winter could impact on breeding numbers. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)