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Kittiwakes nesting with anti-bird netting

Phoenix House – Newcastle Quayside

A young Kittiwake trapped behind anti-bird netting


This is a picture of a Kittiwake that remained trapped behind anti-bird netting for over two weeks in 2018. The netting squares were so large it was able to get through as a chick. Could this happen again this year? We have been checking from Tyne Bridge this week and…..

Kittiwake chicks still at risk of becoming trapped behind anti-bird netting

Yes, it could happen again this year. It is disappointing that the owners of the building have not taken measures to prevent this happening again this year. As you can see from the new photos, the risk remains for Kittiwakes chicks becoming trapped in anti-bird netting.