Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Showcasing the progress of the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

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Yet Another five Tyne Kittiwakes trapped

On the 27th July 2018

To everyones disappointment and horror more birds were found a few days later. These were again on the first hotel, which had already trapped at least seven birds previously this summer.

A Kittiwake trapped in anti-bird netting

The new trappings included one which had lost its fight to free itself from the anti bird netting; whilst four more were trapped either in or behind the anti-bird netting. One was moving freely from behind the netting. Two were trapped in between elements of the roof; whilst a fourth was relentlessly trying to escape from the netting.

Regretfully local fire and rescue and the RSPCA were unable to free the birds that day. Over the following weekend, they were recovered and freed from the anti-bird netting. This was very much encouraged by local/national press coverage.