You can see that the birds have chicks - and as far as I remember, this is the only place in the world where gannets nest on a man made structure.
These are well studied birds – you can see metal bands on their legs, and some have a patch of green dye on them which may be a mark of some kind.
Getting this close to birds this big is great, although when we were down wind it was a bit smelly – although not as smelly as the seals!
If you ever get the chance you should drop in at the Discovery Centre and go out on some of their trips.
You can find more birds at World Bird Wednesday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention link on the RHS of the screen. This post is about waders, so it may be of interest to birding types.
Enjoy the birds.