Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

The Furthest Inland Breeding Colony of Kittiwakes in the World

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St Mary’s Heritage Centre – Gateshead

“Tyne Kittiwakes choose a new place to nest”

“One pair was nesting on
St Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead during 2019 and in 2020 a pair was found to be caring for a young Kittiwake.


 

 

 

Breeding Tyne Kittiwakes

A Review 1994-2020 – NHSN talks
With Daniel M Turner,
Tyne Kittiwake Partnership

The River Tyne nesting kittiwakes have shown a remarkable story since their beginnings in 1949. Explore a new talk as local ornithologist, Dan Turner, shares some of their nesting sites along the Tyne and examines trends in their numbers and breeding success.        Click here to watch on YouTube
 

“At times the Tyne Kittiwakes fly as far away
as the Farne Islands in Northumberland to feed”

During this talk it references a paper by Chris Redfern and Richard Bevan.
A comparison of foraging behaviour in the North Sea by Black-legged Kittiwakes Rissa tridactyla from an inland and a maritime colony. This can be found on Taylor and Francis Online