Saturday, March 17, 2012

From Gray, Black and White

[Northern Gannets in the fog, Delaware Bay at Norbury's Landing today.]

About 115 Northern Gannets flew south past Norbury's Landing in only 10 minutes this evening in dense fog, close to shore, occasionally diving for fish but mainly headed out of the bay. The conditions right now are very similar to the spectacle gannet flight of March 28-29, 2009, when east winds moved gannets well up into Delaware Bay and fog made it difficult for them to know the boundary between land and water. In 2009, counts of 100 or more gannets per minute were made as they exited the bay past Sunset Beach in Cape May. The forecast is for light east winds overnight and more fog. Will a spectacle flight happen again? Who knows, but I know where I'll be watching tomorrow.

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