Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Showcasing the progress of the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

Home Tyne Kittiwake Diary Kittiwakes nest on top of street lights – Newcastle Quayside

Kittiwakes nest on top of street lights – Newcastle Quayside

2nd July 2018

Is it a UFO?  An upside down flying wok? No, it is some street lighting, along the Newcastle Quayside.

Some birds which had become displaced from their usual nesting sites because of new netting and spikes, opted to try out some alternative places to nest.

Two amazing Kittiwake nests on top of lamp posts! Newcastle Sandhill / Quayside – by Lophophanes

There was a reduced chance of success as this left the young birds vulnerable to predators such as larger Gulls like Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.