I was in Newcastle yesterday, down by the quayside. It was great to hear some familiar voices whilst I was there - the kittwakes, on the Baltic art gallery, the Tyne Bridge and even the Guildhall. It was like a home from home! They were in on the cliffs this morning too, along with some guillemots, razorbills and fulmars. At this time of year they are not a guaranteeable spectacle, as they come and go (we don't know why) but when they're not on the cliffs you can still hear their calls from the seas surrounding the cliffs where they hang out instead. Things will start to settle down towards the end of April when the guillemots will start to lay their eggs. Liza.