Marije and I enjoyed a wonderful day at Cape St. Mary’s today, the weather was just perfect, we could not have asked for more suitable conditions.

Since I’ve been to the Cape many times before, this time I didn’t take any pictures of the scenery but just took in the show the Gannets were putting on:

Aerial acrobatics - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Aerial acrobatics – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

Gannet during a fast drop - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Gannet during a fast drop – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

Gannet with nest material - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Gannet with nest material – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

The air show was great, but the shadow play was pretty interesting too:

Gannet shadow - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Gannet shadow – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

This last shot was taken on the ‘viewing platform’ itself, the Gannet was so curious it wasn’t bothered by all the people that were sitting and standing there.

Gannet's portrait - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Gannet’s portrait – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve