Numbers of seals born in the Frame Islands this year are predicted to be higher than previous recent years. I know there are no predators (although I believe a wandering orca may have been seen in the past). Can I be positive here and assume that despite a morality rate of 50%, there must be plenty of food available? And if so presumably some of our sea birds will also have done well this summer. We need good news after yesterdays news about the number of formerly common birds being moved to the red list, swifts, greenfinches, house martins and Berwick swans.

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