Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Greedy Gannet

Many thanks to Northern Lights, one of our esteemed north coast correspondents, for this photograph. He writes, "We came across this gannet down at Swordle Bay this morning. It looks like it has choked on a spotted dogfish or equally it could have been too heavy for it to lift out of the water."

The gannets are just beginning to reappear in these waters, and there are few of them around so far this year, so it's sad to see one come to such an horrific end.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if the rough skin on the dogfish stopped the gannet from regurgitating it. Dogfish skin is like a barb, it is rough in one direction and smooth in the other. It would go down easy, but be difficult to get back out.