Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

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Home Tyne Kittiwake Diary Four More Kittiwakes caught in anti-bird netting – On another building

Four More Kittiwakes caught in anti-bird netting – On another building

On the 26th July 2018

Unfortunately more Kittiwakes became trapped either behind or in anti-bird netting along Newcastle Quayside. This time the location involved a building, which was closer to the Tyne Bridge colony.

Two birds were rescued, however two lost their lives. Thanks go to Blyth Wildlife Rescue for their kindness to help free and save one of the birds. It was not possible to rescue them all, as the fire and rescue ladder was needed for the birds which were trapped higher up. The fire service was busy helping with fires at the time.

A second bird was recovered by the RSPCA some days later.