Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kittiwake cacophony

The Tyne Bridge in Newcastle, and the buildings around it, are famous for hosting the largest inland breeding colony of kittiwakes in the world, offering unrivalled opportunities to watch the behaviour of these birds. The noise can be deafening. These two were exchanging greetings today. 
























Click here for more about the Tyne Bridge kittiwake colony - and watch a film about these wonderful birds by Cain Scrimgeour


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  1. it's kittiwakes doing teir version of the swans necks heart!

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    1. They seem to be very affectionate birds ....

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  2. Beautiful images! They look like Kabuki actors in full dress and makeup.

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    1. It does look like lipstick, doesn't it Wilma?!

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    1. Newcastle and Gateshead people are very proud of their kittiwakes, Kate

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