In 2019 a selection of pairs of Kittiwakes were shortlisted for the ‘Best Nest of 2019’. Life is not easy as a Tyne Kittiwake. They travel all the way to the coast to feed, which is over ten miles from the quaysides of Newcastle and Gateshead. Many of the quayside buildings have also seen the fitting of anti-bird deterrents, which have at times proven to be harmful to the nesting population of birds.
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