A very long road trip led us to Gooseberry Cove, Cape St. Mary’s, Colinet, St. Vincent’s and back to St. John’s again along the Irish Loop. We were all very tired in the end. Here’s a few shots.

At Cape St. Mary’s almost every pair of Gannets had a chick, which by now was a bit oversized:

Gannet chick - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Gannet chick – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

Whatever the birds are doing, it’s always a lot of fun watching them in action, they even do it themselves:

Gannet take-off - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Gannet take-off – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

Of course the weather helped out a lot:

Blue sky - Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Blue sky – Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve

Here’s the bird colony as seen from the start of the trail to Bird Rock:

Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve

Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve