Parental care: placing a feather
The living and the dead: recently dead adult bird in the left upper corner and the skeletal remains of one near center right among apparently oblivious adults and chicks
Is this adult going to be able to free itself from the sling around its neck?
These juveniles didn't make it
Fortunately this appears to be the only known Northern Gannet colony in the North Atlantic suffering such calamity. The North Sea is a shallow shelf sea ideal for shrimping with drag nets over its bottom. Nets are lost or torn apart and remain floating in the water or washed up on the beach. Gannets are known to resort to beachcombing for their nest material. Or perhaps they grab it when the nets are pulled in for mending.
Until then I had been content archiving my photos on my website; but now I had to write about it, hoping to bring this debacle to the public's attention. That's how I started my blog.