Gannet-Aird an Runair

Hougharry, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

Type:Birds - Seabird Colonies

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They are distinctively shaped with a long neck and long pointed beak, long pointed tail, and long pointed wings. At sea they flap and then glide low over the water, often travelling in small groups.

They feed by flying high and circling before plunging into the sea.

Gannets can be seen in variable numbers offshore throughout the year but mainly when breeding on nearby St Kilda. The 60,000 pairs which breed there is the largest colony in the world.

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