Sunday 9th August comments: Another success story is the Kittiwake, which have had an exceptional year in terms of the number breeding. They have built nests in areas where they haven’t been present for some years, and the population has increased a whopping 39% to 3,433 nesting pairs. This is highest number recorded since 2007.
We are really pleased with the figure because the Kittiwakes have had some bad seasons of late and this increase in the population is reassuring that birds are returning back to the May to breed, whether they are adults surviving the winter or young new birds that are starting to breed.
And following on from last years very successful breeding season this is very encouraging that more young birds will back here to breed in the coming years.