1 EAGLETON NOTES: Formation Flying for Fish

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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Formation Flying for Fish

Over the weekend the gannets, gulls, terns, skuas and heaven knows what else were all congregating in the bay below the house. Evidently there were shoals of fish there and the gannets and terns were diving, the gulls picking up what they could and the skuas trying to get anything they could to hand over their catch even if it was already in their stomach. Given that I am a long way from the bay and the gannets in the photo were quite a way out I was pleased to be able to capture these gannets as they dived for food.

3 comments:

  1. It's SO difficult to capture birds in motion...frustrating at times, well for me anyway :)

    GREAT catch!

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  2. I hope they weren't after the same fish - there'd be mid-air underwater!

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  3. i love watching them dive, the way they tuck their wings into such an aerodynamic shape - it is incredible but very hard to capture on film!

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