New traders are having to wait for conditions to "return to something resembling normality".
Thirty years after Desert Storm John Nichol says he believed "peace would prevail".
The nesting site is North Shields' last remaining kittiwake breeding area.
Hospitals with large critical care capacity are taking patients from other areas to ease pressures.
So far 433,000 people across the North East and Yorkshire have been vaccinated, including 46% of over 80s.