Brown Boobie

While I was watching the gannets at Muriwai I noticed one that was a different colour.  I was slightly confused because I had read that when the gannet chicks first fly, they continue out to sea and off to Australia in their first flight, so I knew it wasn’t a young gannet.

Brown Boobie

I photographed it as best I could but I was still learning the settings at this point and didn’t have them quite right.  When I had them worked out of course the bird was gone.

Brown Boobie

So these images are more for record purposes than anything else because the Brown Booby is a new bird to my list.

Brown Boobie

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