The Gannet is a brilliant white bird with black tipped wings, it's wingspan is approximately 6ft or 1.8m. The group of Gannets this morning were behaving typically, circling and diving for fish.
Gannets are regularly seen in groups, they're a social bird and nest in huge colonies usually along cliff edges and steep slopes. We believe the Gannets seen from Budleigh beach nest on the Channel Islands. Their nests usually consist of a pile of seaweed and debris often including plastic rubbish. They will have just one egg and one brood.
They feed by catching fish such as mackerel and pollack underwater diving from height. The Gannet has forward facing eyes and a cushioned head and neck to enable it to spot fast moving fish and dive headlong into the waves to catch them.