Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Showcasing the progress of the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

Home Tyne Kittiwake Diary Queen Street – Newcastle Quayside – 5th June 2021

Queen Street – Newcastle Quayside – 5th June 2021

Kittiwakes return to Queen Street on Newcastle Quayside

For the 2021 season 5-6 pairs have chosen to nest on a building on Queen Street in the heart of Newcastle Quayside. This is close to a local shop and below areas of avi-shock which were installed in previous years to discourage the Kittiwakes from nesting.  

The Lombard colony is also expanding with birds nesting on both sides this season. 


We wish the Queen street birds lots of luck and we very much hope they will be welcome.