Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Showcasing the progress of the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

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North Shields – Kittiwake landing on the sea

On the 8th April 2021

“This Kittiwake obligingly landed on (a rather choppy) Tyne while I was out on Thursday”.           David Hirst

I hope you like the collage of photos as it came in to land. It’s always a pleasure to see these elegant and attractive small seabirds and a delight to watch them on the water as they delicately pick morsels of food off the surface.

A Kittiwake landing on the sea by David Hirst

Although it was very windy and the river was choppy yesterday, I imagine this Kittiwake faced much worse conditions in the Atlantic, where this bird has probably spent a winter out at sea.