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Empty nesting: Baltic banished its birdlife

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What an interesting article on the Baltic (AJ 1/8.8.02).

Although I missed the mention of the problems with the lifts, fire alarms and persistent leaks in the roof.

However, the brief reference to the birds which had nested there for years was not accurate.

First, they are Kittiwakes not Kittihawks (there would be a problem with WWII US flights trying to land! ); a unique inland colony of cliff-breeding birds who were banished from the Baltic after many years to a three-sided blackboard on a pole nearby.

After some trepidation, they accepted it but this was adjudged as unacceptable proximity to an arts centre and was taken down, and only after fierce lobbying was Gateshead council persuaded to re-erect - out of sight of the artistic community.

Peter C Harvey, Blaydon-on-Tyne

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