We also visited the Gannet colony while on the Saltees last Saturday. I was amazed to see so many birds still gathering nesting material this late in the season. Many of the adult Gannets were still sitting tight on young birds and others were actively feeding their large almost fully grown chicks. Just a word of warning. Any budding photographers who plan to visit nesting seabirds in the future, I please ask that you respect the seabirds and keep a fair distance when getting your photos. We witnessed Gannets at the colony being harassed by a small group of photographers last Saturday which was a bit disturbing.