New analysis of the height at which the seabirds fly has revealed that 12 times as many gannets
could be killed by turbine blades than previous estimates, at planned wind farm sites which overlap with their feeding grounds.
Although the gannets
were, as always, the stars of the show with their perfectly marked faces and beautifully coloured plumage, we also spotted fulmars with chicks, herring gulls, great black backed gulls, lesser black backed gulls, kittiwakes, guillemots and more unusually, a bridled guillemot, which was identified by the white ring around, and stripe behind, the eye.
Here, we conducted the largest scale study of size measurements and body weights of genetically sexed, live, breeding adult Australasian Gannets
6) The impact that ghost net and longline fisheries have on gannets
and other seabirds has also been well documented.
Research leader Dr Steve Votier from the University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute has been carrying out research of gannets
on the tiny island of Grassholm for the past eight years.
LOVE BIRDS Gannets
on The Saltees, Co Wexford, by Myles Carroll
The Macduff Marine Aquarium displays officer is the daredevil who makes sure the public has access to Aberdeenshire's famous Gannet
Cam - which streams live footage of the birds to the visitor centre 15 miles away.
can fly hundreds of kilometres in a single fishing trip and it had long been assumed that they hunted wherever they could find food.
docId=N0059831347172605159A) raw power and grace of the diving gannets
At Cape Kidnappers Gannet
Reserve, home to the largest mainland gannet
colony in the world where Australasian gannets
have nested since the 1870s, I was able to get up close to the thousands of birds quite unperturbed by human visitors.
Wellington, Nov 24 (ANI): Defying previous beliefs about Australasian gannets
, researchers at Auckland University have said that these seabirds are not monogamous, but have a significant "divorce" rate.
Ornithologist Mike Duckham of the RSPB Centre at Conwy said it was very unusual to see gannets
onshore at this time of year.
l Scotland supports half of the world's Northern Gannets
The birds are Northern gannets
, and more than 10,000 of them live at the Cape St.
pair for life and, when they return to the same nest site each year, they offer each other gifts to reinforce their bond.