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Kittiwake - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Kittiwake, Kittisleep

There’s a Kittiwake at the end of the pier where the Papa Westray ferry arrives. It’s stunning in the early morning light. …

Great Skuas and Kittiwake - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Escape?

After seeing a couple of successful attacks by Great Skuas against juvenile Kittiwakes I feared the worst when this one strayed over …

Kittiwake - Westray - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A rare case of Kittiwake triplets

Kittiwakes are beautiful, elegant gulls. Yes, those words really do go together. The UK has 8% of the world’s population. It’s one …

Kittiwakes - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Kittee-wa-aaake

The Kittiwakes at Noup Head are mesmerising. This one is a juvenile, flying freely, far above the sparkling sea below: I love …

Kittiwake - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Declining Kittiwakes

The weather is dramatic and so are the Kittiwakes calling below: They are such refined and elegant birds: Their families are growing …

Kittiwake - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Kittiwakes are calling

Kittiwakes are the most beautiful and delicate of the gulls. Their yellow beaks, black legs, dark eyes and plaintive call are so …

Puffin Love - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Witness for the Extinction

There’s a new report out on the State of the World’s Birds. It reports the science that 1 in 8 bird species …