HU5539 : Gannets fill the air at Noup of Noss

taken 11 months ago, 4 km from Brough, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Gannets fill the air at Noup of Noss
Gannets fill the air at Noup of Noss
Whilst the southern tip of Noss is home to auks, Noss Head is the summer residence of a large number of Gannets. Very few were fishing in the immediate vicinity, but both the cliffs and the air were filled with noisy bird life, especially around the headland and in Rumble Wick, the bay to its south. The Devonian Old Red Sandstone hardly dips here, and the rock has eroded into ledges and pockets bigger than those further south where the rock beds dip more, suiting the Gannets better than the smaller species who prefer Holm of Noss.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Category (from Tags)
Cliffs  Sea Life 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 5548 3983 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:8.3539N 1:0.1767W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 5545 3977
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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