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Five Kittiwakes trapped in Anti-bird netting – Newcastle Quayside

On the 24th July 2018

Five Kittiwakes trapped in Anti-bird netting  on a hotel along Newcastle Quayside by Paul Buskin

Following the unfortunate events, where a number of ‘Tyne Kittiwakes’ had become trapped or injured/killed in anti-bird netting, a small group of local birdwatchers and concerned residents, started to carry out regular checks along the Newcastle Quayside.

Little did they expect, that not only more Kittiwakes would become trapped and loose their lives, but in much larger numbers. On the 24th July 2018 to the right of where two adults Kittiwakes’s had been found dead, entangled in anti-bird netting earlier in the month; yet more Kittiwakes were found in trouble.

Two more adults and a young bird were dead on the right hand corner of the hotels roof; whilst an adult and another young bird fanatically were trying to break free, but were trapped in the anti-bird netting.

Thanks to the local fire and rescue service and the RSPCA, both birds were rescued and taken into care.