Credit: David Cheskin/PA Gannets look for food around Bass Rock, eastern Scotland, the largest single island gannet colony in the world
A fifty year study of the charismatic seabird, the southern giant petrel, on the Antarctic island of Signy shows its population has halved and its breeding success has declined in the last years.
The Australasian Gannet - Morus serrator, is found throughout southern and south-eastern Australia, to New Zealand. Australasian Gannets are seabirds and are a familiar sight off the coast. Photo by Sid Mosdell.
Choughs in Cornwall, UK, where the species has had its most successful breeding season since its reappearance in the county 15 years ago. The RSPB said 23 newly fledged choughs had taken to the Cornish skies this year.
The week in wildlife - in pictures
An egret takes off near a black-necked stork at Pobitora wildlife sanctuary about 55 kilometers, miles) east of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Dec. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is said to be an important bird spotting area.
The week in wildlife – in pictures
"An osprey swoops in on a rainbow trout and makes off with a meal, on the Highland Estate of Rothiemurchus near Aviemore, in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.
Gannets are magnificent seabirds, whose British population occupies many of Scotland’s offshore islands during the breeding season.
https://flic.kr/p/zswSPZ | Gannet pair | Gannets are our largest seabirds in the UK with close to a 2 metre wingspan. They pair for life and have the most wonderful courtship displays/rituals. (More images from a visit to Bempton Cliffs where this was taken here - birdandbugdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/ ) (Sorry my visits on Flickr are still a bit sporadic but I am trying to keep up!)