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Gannets - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Nursery

There’s a beautiful nursery down below on these precarious cliffs: Adult Gannets are tending to their chicks and grooming themselves and each …

Gannets - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Air Traffic Control

The RSPB say that Gannets are: “…distinctively shaped with a long neck and long pointed beak, long pointed tail, and long pointed …

Gannets - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

When a Gannet lands next to us

It’s blustery at the top of the 60 metre-high cliffs on Westray’s Noup Head. We’re surrounded by Gannets flying past us when …

Gannets - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Good Gannets above!

Noup Head is an exciting place to be when the Gannets are flying: They are massive: When the weather conditions are just …

Juvenile Gannet - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gertrude Tanglewing

It’s been a very blustery day, it’s nearly dark and I’m just settling down for the evening when there’s an urgent message …

Gannets - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gannet families

The Gannet chicks at Noup are massive. They are so big and yet so fluffy still. Their main flight feathers are still …

Gannets at Noup Head - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gannets at Noup

I’m hanging over the edge of a 75 metre high cliff looking down at the dizzying heights below. The smell of a …

Risso's Dolphins - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Never a dull day

The weather on Westray may be dull, but there’s never a dull day on Westray.

A white blanket of cloud shrouds the island but life continues as normal for the incredible menagerie which inhabits the shores of Westray.

Gannet - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Gannet

The name Gannet comes from the Old English ganot which means strong or masculine. It’s from the same Old Germanic root as …

Good Gannets above - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Good Gannets above!

Have you ever wondered how Gannets manage to dive into the water at such incredible speeds and yet seem to survive without …

Gannets

Gannets

Gannets have started breeding on the Noup Head cliffs and are taking over many of the narrow ledges and expanding the number …