Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

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Guildhall – Newcastle Quayside – Update 10th April 2021

On the 10th April 2021

Guildhall – Newcastle Quayside

As many may remember three pairs nested successfully on the side of the Guildhall during the 2020 season.  This was despite the presence of anti-bird netting and avi-shock. As 2021 dawned however, new spikes were installed where the three pairs nested last year.

“What did the Kittiwakes think?”

 

A Kittiwake checking out the new Anti-bird spikes on the Guildhall – Newcastle Quayside

Well it looks like some of those Kittiwakes have now returned. As you can see it is not impressed to see the spikes. Will it try to nest on these spikes, like the 2+ pairs opposite on the vintage building? or will it look for another loophole on the building where the anti-bird detterants don’t reach?
 

A Kittiwake resting next to some anti-bird netting on the Guildhall

Well just around the corner, it is possible one of the other Kittiwakes has found such a loophole and can be seen sitting close to some anti-bird netting. On the hotel opposite they do successfully nest on anti-bird netting in situations just like this, so it is highly possible that 1-3 may still manage to nest again on the side of the Guildhall for the 2021 season.