Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Showcasing the progress of the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

Home Tyne Kittiwake Diary A nest on the Shilling – July 2020

A nest on the Shilling – July 2020

This year a pair of Kittiwakes returned to nest at the Shilling. None nested there last year, but they have opted to build their nests on this building in the past. On the front of this building, there is anti-bird netting and spikes present.  Despite these obstacles, the Kittiwakes still choose to build their nests here.

Great news! as you can see they have two young chicks this year.


A Kittiwake nest with young on the Shilling – Newcastle Quayside