Made an one day stop at the bird island Runde this year again. Due to heavy fog laying up on the mountains I decided to focus on the Northern gannets. So I took a boat trip around the island, to get pretty close to the sea bird colonies from below.

A young Gannet coming in for landing

Black-legged Kittiwake

Gannet colony

A Great Skua is chasing the Gannet making it vomit, and then steal the food

Heavy fog up above the bird cliffs

A young European shag

The Gannets are collecting straws and seaplants for nesting material. This includes a lot of human rubbish as well, especially plastic.

Shags and gulls sitting in the sun

Inside the Runde cave, only to be accessed with boat

An overview over one of the Gannet colonies

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