Posted on 07/17/2013

Photo taken on June 13, 2013

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Gannets / Basstoelpel

Gannets / Basstoelpel
An other group, nesting unimpressed around a skeleton of likely their own species / Noch eine Gruppe, die ungeniert rund um ein Vogelskelett bruetet. Vermutlich ist der Verblichene ein Artgenosse.

Philippe Girault has particularly liked this photo

How strange - you would imagine they would toss the skeleton away.

Super shot of the gannets, and their lovely softly hued heads
4 years ago.
Sonja has replied to Joan+
Joan, alas they really do not care at all. :( I have pics of even worse details in the colony, with critters that only died recently in the tangles from the fishing net material in the nest sites, I am however not sure about posting as those are truely sad and revolting. Often the victims are Gannets themselves, but also the poor Murres, who are totally innocent of the mess as they breed on the bare rock. There was such a wee penguin-like shape, dangling free by the neck out on a corner -- it looked almost like the scene with the just executed Robert Aske on Tudors -- and right above the next Gannet, sitting proudly on it's death-trap of cascading colourful yarn, busy cleaning it's back.... :(((
You can't really blame a Gannet tho', it's the comercial fisheries who provide all that litter I guess.
4 years ago.
Cathy Oetegenn (trying to catch up....)
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Wow. great shot - some of my favourite birds
4 years ago.