Monday, 12 March 2012

A little taste of spring

Here is the first picture that I took of a bird in flight.  I took this picture almost 20 years ago for a photo contract while at the Bonaventure Island Park.  We were two full days alone on the island very early in the spring when the birds are just beginning to build their nest.  Although very documented, the gannet is an extraordinary bird.  Many distinctive characteristics in his behavior makes this bird fascinating to observe.  Whether it is to defend their 18 inches of diameter territory or those pecking exchanges,  this bird has an energy rarely seen in the winged world.  I’ll be back with more pictures of this bird that I really like.  Have a good day.  Louis