Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

The Furthest Inland Breeding Colony of Kittiwakes in the World

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“A great opportunity to watch the Tyne Kittiwakes”

Kittiwakes build their nests on nearby street lighting

In recent years, a selection of nearby street lighting has been adopted by nesting Kittiwakes to build their nests.  This has proven to be a successful choice.  As visitors and residents walk past or drive past in their cars, they often find these Kittiwakes entertaining and of great interest.

 

Summer 2018 – A pair of Kittiwakes
by Rev D Atkinson

 

Summer 2018- An adult Kittiwake
with a young chick
by Lophophanes

 


Summer 2918 – A young Kittiwake
by Lophophanes

 

Summer 2019 – An adult Kittiwake
with a young chicks
by Lophophanes

 

Summer 2019- A pair of Kittiwakes
by Paul Buskin

 

Summer 2019 -Kittiwakes which chicks
by Rev D Atkinson

 

Summer 2020 by Paul Buskin