Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

The Furthest Inland Breeding Colony of Kittiwakes in the World

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Lombard House

“Five to 11 pairs nest on Lombard House”

A cosy place to nest

Adjacent to the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle upon Tyne up to eleven Kittiwakes have nested since 2014.  These can easily be seen whilst walking over the Tyne Bridge which links the city with the town of Gateshead.  This small group of Kittiwakes nest close to each other and often go unnoticed by visitors and residents.

There is some anti-bird netting present to protect the building, however this has not been dangerous to the Kittiwakes so far.  As these birds nest very close to the Tyne Bridge, it is advised to take care not to disturb them whilst they are nesting, especially when their eggs start to hatch and chicks walk out into their new big world.

 

Kittiwakes starting to pick
where they are going to nest
Summer 2019


 
Summer 2020