Farne Island birds killed as nests flooded by heavy rain
Hundreds of young seabirds have perished in heavy rain, which flooded their nests
Hundreds of young seabirds have perished in heavy rain, which flooded their nests on the Farne Islands, according to the National Trust.
Arctic terns, puffins and guillemots suffered losses as almost 5in (12cm) of rain fell in 24 hours on 13 June on the islands off the Northumberland coast.
At least 300 young puffins - called pufflings - died when their ground nests were flooded, the trust said.
Baby birds are at their most vulnerable at this time of year, it added.
Ground-nesting Arctic terns were also hit by exposure of their chicks to the elements.