Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Kittiwake ( Tickleace )
Smaller than a herring gull with wings that appear to have been dipped in black paint, the kittiwake is perfectly at home on the sea, drinking salt water, sleeping on the waves and feeding on small fish. These graceful birds nest in colonies on cliff tops and rocks overlooking the ocean. They rarely frequent land except to nest and they are often seen perched on the tops of icebergs that drift south with the currents to Newfoundland's northeast coast.