Kittiwake tower

Baltic 42 contributions

Over three-hundred pairs of Kittiwakes nested on the Baltic Flour Mill before the gallery was created. As work began to convert the old flour mill in 1998 an alternative nesting site was designed and constructed by Gateshead Council; an artificial structure called the ‘Saltmeadows Tower’. This tower was accepted by the Kittiwakes and continues to be used in its current site, pictured here. Once the work was completed on the gallery some of the Kittiwakes returned to the gallery and now almost two-hundred pairs of Kittiwakes continue to nest on the Baltic every year.

November 17, 2023