Monday, 8 February 2010

Northern Gannet – Morus bassanus

Juvenile Gannet passing just over the boat!  8 miles Offshore São Mateus.

1 comment:

  1. This year is a particular good one for Gannets on the Azores.I have seen them almost every day hunting in front off Mosteiros and Joao Bom de Bretanha.
    The other day I could count over 50 resting on end of the day after seeing them hunting for hours over a big group off dolphins.
    This year I also found a Brown Booby, kind off gannet but normaly only seen until Cape Verde Islands together whit some finnish Birders.
    Its the second for Azores and has been seen until two weeks ago sleeping together whit a double crested cormorant on one off the Mosteiros Islets.