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Another Tyne Kittiwake becomes trapped behind anti-bird netting on Newcastle Quayside

19th July 2018

A young Kittiwake trapped behind anti-bird netting

Anti-bird netting and spikes was not limited to only one building, as a small group of owners had opted to install these.

Another chick on a nearby building also became trapped on the wrong side of some anti-bird netting.  The chicks small size enabled it to fit through; but as the bird started to grow, it found find itself imprisoned and unable to escape.  Thankfully the bird was eventually freed and  taken into care.

This rescue was made possible thanks to the local fire and rescue service and the RSPCA.  The bird had remained trapped from the 19th July till the 30th July 2018.

A young Kittiwake trapped behind anti-bird netting – Newcastle Quayside by Paul Buskin

During that time the young Kittiwake was squashed, and unable to look after itself properly, so some of its feathers were damaged.