A visit to the gannet colony at Muriwai, New Zealand. December 2012. GH2.
Music: Liz Story, Solid Colors.

One of our stops on our trip to NZ was Muriwai Beach near Ahckland. Gannets are a large sea bird related to the booby. In early December, the gannets are breading, with some with eggs and some with chicks. The gannets mate for life and depend on each other to bring home food for the growing chick. The nests are quite tiny considering the birds have a wingspan of 2 meters. Note some of the chicks fighting for space to avoid being stepped on.
Music: Liz Story, Solid Colors.

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