Gannets

I really cannot help myself. Here is yet another blog about birds. I mentioned watching puffins on the Saltees before, now it is time for gannets. There are two colonies of these birds nesting on Great Saltee Island. They are really great birds for photographing – not too small and not too hyperactive. One can get quite good pictures even without a professional telescopic lens.

I was really surprised how these birds can show their emotions. It was great to be able to watch them greeting each other when one was returning to the nest. It involves a funny ritual of shaking their beaks. I enjoyed watching the couples building their nests together or having their fights while sitting on the Saltee cliffs.

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(C) Marta Stoklosa
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(C) Marta Stoklosa
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(C) Marta Stoklosa
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One thought on “Gannets”

  1. There’s an old expression “to eat like a gannet”. It’s used to describe a greedy person. The last picture looks like one gannet is trying to take a bite out of another! Very greedy!

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