Kittiwakes upon the Tyne

Showcasing the progress of the Kittiwakes along the River Tyne

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Sharp Spikes and Dangerous Anti-bird netting

On the 2nd June 2019

Those spikes look canny sharp and very long! We have noticed this Kittiwake call a couple of times, as it’s hit the top of some of those that tower out of the nest. Spikes don’t stop kittiwakes nesting, but they can cause them to suffer injuries. no spikes is better!

Volunteers are continuing to help watch out for the TyneKittiwakes again this year. Some Kittiwakes have chosen a building that made no changes to anti-bird netting since last year. We are all hoping the chicks/fledged birds don’t get trapped in this anti-bird netting