Our friend, photographer Don Don Bindler wrote: “Islanders who follow the comings and going of wildlife have been struck by the unprecedented number of northern gannets in our bays for the past several weeks.
“These beautiful tern-like birds work their way north each spring as they follow the runs of bunkers and herring.
“Last Thursday, April 14, I watched an amazing display of gannets off Reel Point. For almost an hour flocks passed in a steady stream. During that time I’d estimate several thousand flew by.”
See the Reporter’s coverage of the phenomenon in this week’s print edition available Thursday.