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?