Monday, June 04, 2012
Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
Northern Gannets, Morus bassanus, with chick(s) (second not shown), at Carry le Rouet, France. While Northern Gannets range south to the Mediterranean, they normally nest far to the North, for example, on the rugged coasts of Britain, Ireland and Quebec. These chose to nest in a pile of old fishing rope near the dock in Carry le Rouet along the Mediterranean, a rare sight indeed.