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Seabirds nest in new spots on Farne Islands as Covid keeps people away

<p>National Trust rangers are keen to see how the return of tourists will affect the birds’ new habits</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/series/coronavirus-live/latest">Coronavirus – latest updates</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak">See all our coronavirus coverage</a></li></ul><p>It is not just humans who have changed their habits as a result of the pandemic. On the Farne Islands in north-east England, seabirds have used Covid as an opportunity to try out new nesting spots while rangers and tourists stayed away.</p><p>While the absence of people has been a boon for some species, it has made life harder for others.</p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/13/outcry-over-plans-for-sussex-holiday-village-next-to-rare-bird-habitat-center-parcs">Outcry over plans for Sussex holiday village next to rare bird habitat</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/16/seabirds-nest-in-new-spots-on-farne-islands-as-covid-keeps-people-away">Continue reading...</a>

National Trust rangers are keen to see how the return of tourists will affect the birds’ new habits

It is not just humans who have changed their habits as a result of the pandemic. On the Farne Islands in north-east England, seabirds have used Covid as an opportunity to try out new nesting spots while rangers and tourists stayed away.

While the absence of people has been a boon for some species, it has made life harder for others.

Related: Outcry over plans for Sussex holiday village next to rare bird habitat

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