September 4th   Leave a comment

Over the last few days the first gannets of the year have started to fledge. They look so heavy and clumsy compared to the adults – even today in the easterly murk they were easy to pick out, they were the gannets labouring low over the sea. Their “baby” fat will keep them going for a while they learn to fish for themselves but it makes their initial flights really hard going.

Newly fledged gannet - handsome but heavy

Newly fledged gannet – handsome but heavy

Posted September 4, 2014 by wildcrail in Sightings

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