Northern Gannets nest on rocky ledges in dense colonies. They raise one chick per season and both parents feed the offspring. They feed their young by regurgitating fish as the young gannet thrusts its beak deep into the parent’s beak. The young make their first flight after about 90 days and grow to be larger than their parents when they first fly. This chick isn’t ready to fly yet. It is still partially covered in down.
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What a great picture Carol! Love it!