Northern Gannets and other seabirds on Heligoland

BasstölpelA deafening screeching can be heard from afar. The colors shine in a unique soft pink on the horizon. The sun is obscured by light clouds. What a great light! We are standing on Lummenfelsen near the Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus). The conditions are beautiful. With a wonderfully diffuse light you could take pictures all day. We don’t just pay attention to these large white birds. But also the many Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) and the Common Murre (Uria aalge) buzzing in front of the steep face are fascinating. We can also take pictures of one or the other Razorbill (Alca torda).

When it starts to rain, we go back to the little hotel for a lunch break. A short lunch snack, then we walk back to the gannets. The wind develops into a solid storm with wind force 10 to 11. One or the other may then think about stopping; especially since you are standing directly on the edge of the cliff. But what sounds like a single imposition at first was really great. The Northern Gannets are in the air in front of us and the clouds are arranged in dark formations. Wisps of clouds fly by. In between, one or the other white feather wipes over the cliff. Photography is really fun. Only drawback: Since the wind comes west and thus directly from the bird colony, you can enjoy a bestial smell of fish and excrement with every breath. Then you return to the hotel smelly of ammonia.

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