We watched this kittiwake for about an hour standing over two eggs, looking a bit baffled, sometimes standing on top of them, or perching awkwardly over one or the other. Another kittiwake was coming ang going with bits of seaweed, draping the offerings over the eggs. Very strange behaviour, we thought. Then a third kittiwake suddenly flew in and chased off the other two, and settled down over the eggs. So were they immature gulls on babysitting duties? Getting some practice in? They certainly seemed to be 'playing' at parenting (and not very well either). Whoever the interloping gulls are, it probably doesn't bode well for the chicks if the real mother is having to leave the eggs for long stretches to go out fishing. We'll keep an eye on this nest and keep you updated.