They are know as Northern Gannets or Morus bassanus. The second part of that name comes from Bass Rock a large breeding colony off the east coast of Scotland.
There were chicks in a few stages of development in the colony, and a number of the adult gannets were being rather bad tempered with the neighbours. With a body almost 1m long and a wingspan of about 170cm these are big birds by any measure.
One of the viewing platforms gave some opportunity to photograph these birds in flight - which was a real bonus and a bit of a work out for the focus-tracking system of my camera.
I am unsure it I have a photographic 'style' - but I am coming to really like images of birds where there is some aspect of foreground in-between the viewer and the bird. I imagine it makes the bird look a bit more hidden and remote - and possibly even a little wilder than just a straight 'sat out in the open' sort of shot. So, there are some images here I really like.
After including all these images, I can only hope that none of you are still on dial up!
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