Monday 17 September 2012

Gannets in the 100s off the Great orme!!!

I had an interesting encounter last week at Llandudno last week when we decided on staying in a sheltered are close to the sea as the sky was dark and the sea was rough and the winds were 25-30MPH coming in from the sea so we expected some rare sights to be seen. We started looking out to sea and along the shoreline and pretty much every where from the pier to the headland there were groups of Gannets flying against the strong winds and every so often one was be pushed right into the Great orme allowing for a rare close encounter for the Great orme anyway which made it feel more special for me as the area feels like my second home.
I wanted to stay longer and film the Gannets as they flew over the Irish sea to Anglesey but the day came to an end and we ran out of light and as Autumn is on its way and the days are getting shorter it wont be long till more there are more encounter's with migrant birds flying in to rest on the Ormes from the rough Irish sea.
 Rough sea with adult and juvenile Gannet flying over the Irish sea
 Silhouette of the master of the sea
Flight path
 I was so happy about getting a photo of the magnificent birds that navigate the winds and waves which such ease and has to be my highlight of the week.

Tomorrow I will be posting about the marine mammal below
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