Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Showcasing the progress of the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

Home Tyne Kittiwake Diary Guildhall Clocktower – 5th June 2021

Guildhall Clocktower – 5th June 2021

For the third year, over twenty pairs of Kittiwakes have settled down to nest on the Guildhall Clocktower on Newcastle Quayside. This remains a green-lighted location and it is a wonderful view. 

A single pair is also nesting lower down this year, close to what appears to be some old anti-bird gel. So it would seem at some point the lower reaches of the clocktower did have some anti-bird deterrents added. We really hope none appear on the upper reaches, as 20+ pairs is a lot to displace.  The anti-bird gel does not stop the birds nesting on this occasion, however fewer pairs nested close to it on the Clocktower during 2021.