When we arrived at the viewing area for Bird Rock at Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve on Thursday, this Northern Gannet was perched on a rock at the tip of the point directly across from Bird Rock preening. The Northern Gannets only occasionally landed near us on this rock. This particular side of the cliff is not a nesting site for some reason. We approached slowly, one by one and were able to photograph the gannet for just a few minutes before it lifted is wings and was gone.
Nikon D5, Nikkor 500mm PF Lens.