Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fish on the Tyne

There is a bridge in Newcastle that smells of fish.

A week's break in Northumberland was planned around a half day meeting in Newcastle (well to be more precise Gateshead).  We stayed one night on the waterfront, now quite impressively redeveloped,

with the Sage concert hall

and the Millennium Bridge, Jaws-like when open.

The tall green bridge is the Tyne Bridge unique for it's urban colony of kittiwakes - hence the fishy odour, not to mention the noise.

The overspill takes in the surrounding buildings, with a number of birds within range even of my pocket digital camera.

The tallest, however must be more reminiscent of their natural nest sites, such as the high rock walls of the Farne Islands. 

But that's the next part of the story .................

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