On the 5th July 2020
At a variety of locations along the quaysides of Newcastle and Gateshead, young Kittiwakes are close to fledging. Last year a pair nested on the St Mary’s Heritage Centre. A pair did so again this year and have successfully raise one young.
Despite the presence of anti-bird netting and the installation of an electric shock system, three pairs of Kittiwakes continued to nest on the Guildhall, close to the Quayside roundabout. Young Kittiwakes are present and doing very well.
The railway bridge which is deeper into the city itself, above Newcastle Quayside, continues to be a popular location for nesting Kittiwakes. They look so artistic and really fit in with their surroundings.
The Kittiwakes continue to nest in canny numbers on Phoenix house. A vintage location.
Despite the presence of long sharp anti-bird spikes, Tyne Kittiwakes brave the odds and successfully nest and raise young Kittiwakes.
Kittiwakes look very happy on Lombard House this weekend.
For another year, Kittiwakes have nested on some lamp posts down on Newcastle Quayside.
As cars pass below, they enjoy a birds eye view.
The Tyne Bridge, that spans the city of Newcastle and the town of Gateshead is filled with the calls of “kittee-wa-aaake, kittee-wa-aaake” , as they celebrate the arrival of another generation of young Kittiwakes.