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Webcam puffin falls victim to predators

by Deborah Leggate -

STAFF at RSPB Scotland have been trawling through CCTV footage in a bid to discover what has happened to the occupants of a puffin burrow on Shetland.

For several weeks, courtesy of a Promote Shetland webcam, hundreds of people have been following the antics of a breeding puffin pair at RSPB Sumburgh Head reserve.

However, when virtual visitors to the Date With Nature partnership project logged on to the feed on Thursday (16 June) neither the adult birds of their egg could be seen.Worried members of the public have since inundated the conservation charity with calls, fearing that the chick, which was due to hatch shortly, may have been predated.

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