Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Cape St. Mary's, Ecological Reserve

Today, I will be going back in time a couple of weeks to a road-trip to Cape St. Mary's, Newfoundland.  Located on the Southwest protrusion of Avalon Peninsula, Cape St. Mary's, is a hotspot this time of year for a lot of, seafaring birds.  Gannets are what I went to see, and see them I did.  Bird Rock, is about a half an hour trek over very easy walking terrain and is nothing short of AMAZING!  With 11'000+ nesting pairs of Northern Gannets.  10'000 nesting pairs of, Common Murres, 10'000+ nesting pairs of Black-Legged Kittiwakes, Razorbills of 150+ nesting pairs, Black Guillemots of 60+ nesting pairs, and Thick-Billed Murres at 1000+ nesting pairs…well, throw in the common, visitor/breeder Cormorants, and Humpback Whales, and you have a spectacle to truly behold!  The collective sounds emitting from the cliffside's that rise from the Cold North Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of feet below, is simply breathtaking and frightening at the same time.  Here are a few of the photos I snapped that day, two weekends ago.

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