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Gannets - Lets Neck!

These birds are exhibiting typical gannet "necking" behavior. Each time a bird returns from a fishing trip, he/she renews their affection with its mate in this way, clacking together and briskly rubbing their bills and twining their necks. Ranger/Naturalists say that this apparent affection helps to control the natural aggressiveness of the birds, allowing them to stay close to each other in their little circles.

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