The birds are in such close proximity to each other – resting and dozing on their nests.
This group of gannets fascinated me. Birds kept arriving and leaving. The greetings were fascinating. Some seemed welcome and others were scolded and told to sod off!!
Boobies have a five foot wingspan and are related to the gannets. A number of them were flying around our ship feeding on the flying fish that we were sending up in showers!
It was an amazing sight to see the adult birds feeding their young, to see such great numbers of birds and be able to get so close to them. Quite an experience. As a biologist it was like being in wonderland.
The rock faces rose sheer out of the water, stained white with guano and green with algae. On every available ledge and surface a mass of seabirds nested. Fantastic to see.
We were lucky enough to get across to the Farne Islands. As a group of islands they are pretty splendid but when you add in the wildlife it was spectacular! I’ve never seen such huge colonies of seabirds!
Last Wednesday we went for a walk a Bridlington (our local coastal town). There are a lot of things about Bridlington that are delightful (and some that aren’t). It was a beautiful sunny day. Hardly anybody around. Very Picturesque. There were a lot of interesting seabirds – waders and stone turns. I managed to get a few shots.
I always like to see what wildlife is around. Above us were vultures circling, on the rocks there were a number of seabirds and on the shore were mudpuppies and crabs.