Northern Gannets find Bird Rock at Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland, Canada a great location during the breeding season. During this time, more than 24,000 Northern Gannets come here for courtship, nesting and feeding.
As these Northern Gannets huddle closely together upon Bird Rock in Newfoundland, Canada, visitors can easily reach Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve and watch these seabirds in action. It is considered to be one of the best places to view nesting Northern Gannets.
The footpath to get to Bird Rock in Newfoundland, Canada is about a kilometer long amongst meadows and cliffs where sheep can sometimes be seen grazing. What is even better, is that visitors can get a close up view from about 10 meters away once they reach the end of the trail.
April through June in Newfoundland, Canada is the best time of year to see the Northern Gannets at Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve but fog can sometimes hamper your view. Once the fog lifts, you can see a large area of Bird Rock filled with short legged birds with white colored plumage. This can almost be mistaken for a snow bank due to the amount of Northern Gannets that breed on Bird Rock at Cape St Mary's Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland, Canada.
Northern Gannets, Morus bassanus, at Bird Rock at the Cape St Mary's Ecological Reserve, Cape St Mary's, also known as The Cape, Highway 100, The Cape Shore, Placentia Bay, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland Labrador, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/400 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 310mm.
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