Thursday, 1 October 2009

Surprise! Surprise!

Local zoologist, Bradly Yule, with the juvenile gannet found by Robert Brewster far from the sea on the Brewster family’s farm at Easter Denoon, Eassie this week - about 20 miles inland - flapping flightlessly, beside an Aberdeen Angus bull!

Once on land, gannets cannot take off unless near a cliff. This misguided gannet was driven to Arbroath and launched from the cliff top to enable it to return to the sea.