Tuesday, 1 September 2015

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Ailsa Craig (Part 15 and final post!) - Gannet

I started posting photographs, videos and telling you about Ailsa Craig Island over the past 2 weeks, (actually 15 posts), by showing you the Gannets at this fabulous bird sanctuary and today I think it is fitting to finish with showing you one of the last Gannets I saw along with thousands of Gannets seen in the air. 









Before seeing the video below, I have left a clip in it that is out of focus but it will give you an idea what it was like to do any photography or video on a moving boat, in a very small confined area with a mist hanging over you!  


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I appreciate all who followed the complete series of 15 posts and I hope I have given you a sense of the wonder at seeing this fantastic breeding island for all these birds.  I know some will have not been able to see all the videos due to being sea sick.

I have not had time to make a B & W post for some time so I will remedy that for you tomorrow as I know some bloggers requested I show more B & W photogaphs.

I am linking with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Many thanks for all your comments over this series.

35 comments:

  1. Huiii...how noisy, but positiv noisy during the watching. A really fantastic island and so important. It would be great when all the people would getting a feeling for it.

    Thanks again for sharing and have a beautiful day

    Tenerife-Greetings

    N☼va

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  2. It's fascinating wildlife for sure. Love the rugged cliffs in the video with so many birds sitting there and flying around it. The fog adds a special touch.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Neat shots here!
    I hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/strange-visitors-in-garden.html

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  4. Hello margaret, great post on the Gannets. They are awesome birds. Great photos and video!

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  5. Beautiful photos. I will have to backtrack through your previous posts as I missed finding your blog until now.
    Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/strange-visitors-in-garden.html

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  6. The mist/fog makes is all so atmospheric. Lovely photos and video :)

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  7. Gannets are such graceful birds, I love watching them fly. They breed at a beach about an hour from here.

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  8. Loved the tour. the gannet is so neat looking.

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  9. Amazing to see so many of these beautiful birds!

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  10. Hi! Your photos are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. A perfect end to the tour of this perfect island. Wonderful bird.

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  12. I particularly love your first Gannet image, Margaret. They are fabulous birds to watch - on the nest, in flight, and fishing!

    My best wishes - - - - Richard

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  13. Beautiful photos and video. Wonderful trip this was!

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  14. Beautiful birds, like the markings on them. Great video!

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  15. Margaret,
    beautiful photos and birds:)*

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  16. These are very beautiful birds--- I've enjoyed seeing them the way you captured them.

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  17. Great photos. Gannets are very beautiful whether they are the ones that live in your hemisphere or the ones that live in the south down here.

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  18. The Gannets are a lovely bird. Seeing so many birds in one area would be amazing. Thanks for sharing these.

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  19. You have filmed the Gannets so well, I can't get one, cheers Margaret.

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  20. The gannets are gorgeous birds. I've enjoyed this series of posts very much even if I haven't commented on all posts.

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  21. It has been a great series of blog posts with a fascinating insight into the wildlife on the island. The Gannets have such a beautifully understated plumage

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  22. What an almost magical place! Your photos are amazing even in a bobbing boat with a moving target. Cuddos, Margaret!

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  23. I do not see many post with this beauty and so this was quite the treat, what a splendid looking bird Margaret~

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  24. my favorite is the first image of course. Love it with material in its bill.

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  25. I nerve get bored of watching gannets - we have a colony out in the bay and I have been lucky enough to visit on a number of times - great birds.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. Such a beautiful crowded bird place.
    As I bought myself binoculars for bird-watching yesterday I would love to beam myself to this special place ... ♥

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  27. This is amazing! So..so many birds! The video was fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this! These birds are beautiful!

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