The images in this gallery where taken on Bass Rock off the east coast of Scotland and at Bempton Cliffs, RSPB Reserve on the east coast of England in Yorkshire. I am sure you will agree that the gannets are magnificent birds and have an amazing life stye.
First-year birds migrate south in autumn earlier than those from gantries further north, many to waters off northwest Africa and some as far south as Senegal, while others move into Mediterranean Waters, perhaps more readily than juveniles from more northern colonies. Davis Attenborough said of Bass Rock Bass Rock has to be the eighth wonder of the Natural World. 120,000 birds nest on the small island in the Fourth Estuary.
The gannets will fly as far as seventy or eighty miles to find food before returning to the nest to feed their young.
All my photographs displayed on the website are here for you to enjoy, it is hoped that you will experience some of the pleasure enjoyed when taking them. If you wish to own a copy yourself feel free to use the online print order service. The beauty of the wildlife that surrounds us is clearly shown in the images within. All images are the copyright of Ron McCombe, reproduction without written permission is not allowed.
An illustrated talk "A Walk on the Wildside" by Ron McCombe at Edinburgh RSPB Group The talk is a collection of my images from my journeys throughout the world Napier University, Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theater, 10, Napier University, Colinton Road, Craiglockhart...read more
An illustrated talk by Ron McCombe at Paisley Colour Photographic Club, William McMaster Centre, Donaldson Dr, Renfrew PA4 8LX Scotland.read more