A big year - birds 2018

Challenge #66 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by gidgetto.
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Capture and Display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2018. please enter the species of bird, if known. if bird is unknown Will the community leave a comment in the comments section as to the type of bird so we will be able to keep track of the birds spotted. Happy Birding.
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Gannet (Morus bassanus) flying fast !
by maybrit
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... along the cliffs to its partner. Biggest of the European seabirds. A highly social bird nesting in colonies : seen at Bempton cliffs. The gannets forward facing eyes and cushioned neck equip it for sea-diving to catchfish for offf the cliffs.
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Submitted: Saturday, 9th June, 2018 17:37 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 21st May, 2018
Focal length: 400 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 800
Notes: Cropping and minimal enhancements.
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