(For anyone who hasn't read the article in the RSPB seasonal magazine). Back in 2001 80 Kittiwakes were shot and arranged to spell out the word "death". On the 14th of May 2009 at Marsden Cliffs, Tyne and Wear two guys were caught and jailed for shooting dead nine nesting Kittiwakes from the beach at night. It makes me angry to see this needless persecution especially when I consider their beauty that we all witness and that of which I have tried to capture in this photo. Five other incidences of this nature have also previously been recorded.