Sunday, 27 February 2011

These gannets are flying overhead on the Saltee Islands of the southern Irish Coast. If you want to read a fascinating history just Google them and sit back and be amazed. They're privately owned by Prince Michael O'Niell who has a throne on the island. His father stylised himself King when he bought the islands in 1943  and it really is an incredible story.
The gannets haven't been here that long and this colony is a good example of how their population is exploding in Europe as the search for nesting places gets ever wider.

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