As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Incredible 'gannet cam' video captures birds' eye view at Pembrokeshire colony


12 Nov 2013 06:12

Researchers attached miniature cameras to some of the gannets nesting at Grassholm in Pembrokeshire with stunning results.
Scientists in Pembrokeshire have captured incredible footage which show what it’s like to fly with the UK’s largest seabird.
Researchers from The University of Exeter and the RSPB working on the island nature reserve of RSPB Grassholm in west Wales, attached miniature cameras to some of the gannets that nest there with stunning results.
Researcher leader Dr Steve Votier from the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute has been carrying out research of gannets on the tiny island of Grassholm for the last eight years.

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