Saturday, July 1, 2017
Newfoundland - Part 4
After leaving the St. John's area, we drove across the Avalon Peninsula to the Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve. This reserve has a huge number of nesting Northern Gannets and other sea birds during the summer. A one kilometer trail leads to an overlook of a nearby sea stack called Bird Rock, the top of which was covered by pairs of nesting gannets.
Fog is very common at the reserve and when we started on the trail to the viewing overlook, it was pretty foggy.
The top of Bird Rock surrounded by fog
Greeting ritual for a pair of gannets
While we were at the observation overlook, the fog started to clear, allowing us to see further and more clearly.
Lots of murres swimming below
Northern Gannets in flight
The viewing overlook
Bird Rock area from the access trail