Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Showcasing the progress of the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

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Kittiwakes building nests amongst spikes

Pairs of Kittiwakes build their nests amongst anti-bird spikes

Sharp and potentially dangerous to Kittiwakes

June 2019

Close to the roundabout just before the turn off for the Swing Bridge, over a dozen pairs of Kittiwakes had chosen to build their nests using a variety of buildings.

Some chose to nest high up amongst some tall, anti-bird spikes, that looked potentially harmful to any visiting Kittiwakes. We hope no Kittiwakes were injured on the spikes.