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Black-legged Kittiwake - Krykkje - Rissa trydactyla
Tretåig Mås - Ride- Drieteenmeeuw - Dreizehenmöwe - Mouette tridactyle - Gaviota Tridáctila - Pikkukajava

Black-leggeed Kittiwake, NW of Faroes, May 2008
Black-legged Kittiwake, NW of Faroes, May 2008

juvenile Kittwake
Juvenile Kittwake, Øygarden, September 2008

First year Kittiwake, Øygarden, August 2010
First year Kittiwake, Øygarden, August 2010





Black-legged Kittiwake
Brent Field, April 2007

Black-legged Kittiwake
Brent Field, April 2007







Kittiwake with chicks

A Kittiwake with chicks photographed at Seahouses, Northumberland, July 2007



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 Norwegian Sector.

Kittiwakes nesting on Heidrun platform, Norwegian Sector, July 2017

Kittiwakes nesting on Heidrun platform, Norwegian Sector, July 2017

Kittiwakes nesting on Heidrun platform, Norwegian Sector, July 2017

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.




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