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Breeding Tyne Kittiwakes – a review from 1994 to 2020

The River Tyne nesting kittiwakes have shown a remarkable story since their beginnings in 1949. In this talk, we shall view some of their nesting sites along the river since 1994 and examine trends in their numbers and breeding success.

© Daniel M Turner

 

Date & Time

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020

Time: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Breeding Tyne Kittiwakes – a review from 1994 to 2020

With Daniel M Turner, Tyne Kittiwake Partnership

The River Tyne nesting kittiwakes have shown a remarkable story since their beginnings in 1949. In this talk we shall view some of their nesting sites along the river since 1994 and examine trends in their numbers and breeding success. The talk may focus a little on the 2020 breeding season and touch on some of the recent concerns around Newcastle Quayside in relation to bird deterrents. Dan also surveys the natural cliff-nesting kittiwakes at Tynemouth and Dunstanburgh to compare breeding success there with those gulls nesting on the various structures along the Tyne.

Daniel is an ornithologist and Geordie with a fascination for our local gulls and sea/coastal birds since his teenage years. He is the instigator and coordinator of the Northeast England Beached Bird Surveys group – investigating North Sea marine litter, etc. He began his annual full Tyne kittiwake breeding studies and recording in 1994.

Watch this talk from the comfort of home on the NHSN Youtube Channel, premiering Friday 20 November at 7.00 pm.

Watch the talk here