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Feathery friends flock to Bass Rock

From afar, Bass Rock may appear to be blanketed with snow. In reality, the island in the Firth of Forth in Dunbar, Scotland, is covered by 150,000 Atlantic Gannets. The birds return to Bass Rock around January with the same mates, and most of them leave for the African west coast with new gannets by October. Learn more about Bass Rock and the gannets on the BBC.Want more cool animal photos? Follow
Every January Atlantic gannets start returning to Bass Rock, with 150,000 or more making it the largest single rock gannet colony.
Every January Atlantic gannets start returning to Bass Rock, with 150,000 or more making it the largest single rock gannet colony.Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
Seagulls fly near Bass Rock where gannets nesting on the Firth of Forth on Monday, in Dunbar, Scotland.Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
Every January Atlantic gannets start returning to Bass Rock, with 150,000 or more making it the largest single rock gannet colony.Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

From afar, Bass Rock may appear to be blanketed with snow. In reality, the island in the Firth of Forth in Dunbar, Scotland, is covered by 150,000 Atlantic Gannets. The birds return to Bass Rock around January with the same mates, and most of them leave for the African west coast with new gannets by October. Learn more about Bass Rock and the gannets on the BBC.

Gannets nest on Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth Monday, in Dunbar, Scotland.Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
Gannets nest on Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth Monday, in Dunbar, Scotland.Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images
Gannets nest on Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth on Monday, in Dunbar, Scotland.Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

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