HU5540 : Gannets on The Rump, Noss

taken 1 year ago, 3 km from Brough, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Gannets on The Rump, Noss
Gannets on The Rump, Noss
The prime nesting sites in any gannetry are the flatter ones in positions still inaccessible to land predators from above. Easier, safer landings are one obvious benefit (a couple of days after this photo was taken, we came across a Gannet which had got its approach wrong and was hanging, dead, by one wing from a crack in the cliff - gusty downdraughts can hit at any time so misjudgements aren't the only cause of accidents).

Beyond The Rump, the cliffs return to the vertical once more at Point of Heogatoug, beyond which the coast gets lower, and the bird nesting paradise soon comes to an end. It's an exciting couple of kilometres of paddling up to this point.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Cliffs   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 5534 4015 [10m precision]
WGS84: 60:8.5274N 1:0.3227W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 5548 4004
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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