Wednesday morning went down to the Tyne Bridge to see how the Kittiwakes are getting on. This chap was on the stone wall on the bridge not hissing at anyone in particular but just generally letting off steam.
An adult with 2 youngsters who were both up and flapping their wings about trying to get some strength in them before the end of July when they are due to take that "flight of faith".
Heres a couple of younger ones although checking around the many nests most of the chicks seem to be between the same size as the 2 lots in these pictures
The sound of these birds is is all around you on the bridge and its like standing inside a ring of speakers with the pervading smell just adding to the atmosphere you find yourself in.