Bird Sighting – Northern Gannet

Thanks to Paul Giardino for reporting a bird sighting!  He and three others observed a Northern Gannet about 150 yards from shore as it floated by on the out going tide.  The location was at Boardwalk #8 (“Dolphin Point”) on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm.

The Northern Gannet is a large bird (Length: 37″ and Wingspan: 72″) who spends most of its life at sea.  Similar to the Brown Pelican, to feed it plunge dives into the ocean from as high as 130 feet.

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