Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Showcasing the progress of the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

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Drain pipe – Nesting Kittiwakes

On the 27th May 2019

Another popular pair of Kittiwakes last year involved two Kittiwakes that nested on a pipe alongside the edge of the ‘Akenside Traders’ Building.

A Kittiwake nesting
on side of Akenside Traders Building
Summer 2019

This building has an anti-bird deterrent Gel present, which has proved successful in deterring Kittiwakes from nesting.  To everyones great surprise, a pair is again present in the same place this year on  drain pipe.  Hopefully they will be as successful as last year.