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Nature Tuesday – Gannet

I was at Muriwai Gannet Colony yesterday for Auckland’s Anniversary day. 

I would watch one gannet flying a circuit. It would hover in the air as if floating and then suddenly gather up speed. Then it would turn around by the tail as a rudder on the boat and its legs would go out to slow its descent. 

Fabulous fliers and I believe they go 500 miles and back in a day to gather food. 

  • Amazing to watch flight, are you still amazed by anything that flies?

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Written by Pamela Moresby

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