Yesterday I went to Jetty Park to find a Brown Booby that has been seen there. Without a scope I was only able to get tiny photos of the bird, with only enough pixels to identify it. But there were a few Northern Gannets hunting relatively close to the fishing pier. These birds are wonderfully fun to watch, especially as they dive for fish.
The Brown Booby was a lifer for me, so even though the bird was far beyond the distance that my camera/lens could produce a usable image, I thought I'd share a couple. These photos show the blueish-gray bill with pale yellowish legs and no visible white on the upper-tail coverts. I so wish I'd brought my doubler and tripod.
Thanks, Wally. I wish I had an hour to watch the Gannets in action. They're so fun to watch.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the Brown Booby! My first Gannets were at Chincoteague, VA. I just sat on the wet sand and enjoyed the show for an hour!ReplyDelete
Super diving Gannet shot! Just wow!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the Booby and the great action you got from the Gannets!ReplyDelete
Great shots, Scott! I went down to Sebastian Inlet a few weeks ago and there was a pair of Gannets (adult and juvenile) feeding just offshore. They looked like they were having a diving competition with the pelicans:)ReplyDelete