Kittiwake with chicks photographed at Seahouses, Northumberland,
Kittiwake are (or were) rather common offshore and have started
breeding on a number of offshore installations in the North Sea.
One of the platforms they breed on is the Heidrun platform in the
Kittiwakes nesting on Heidrun
platform, Norwegian Sector, July 2017
At least 200 birds were present at this time and were occupying every
available nesting ledge on the platform.
The Kittiwakes attracted Arctic Skua to
the area with both adults and non-breeding birds observed here.