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Northern Gannet?


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These pics were taken today from the 7th floor balcony of a condo on the beach at New Smyrna Beach, FL.  The birds were hundreds of yards away and the pictures are highly cropped.  Based on the black wingtips, tapered body shape and thick bill, I'm thinking they are Northern Gannets.  Looking for confirmation or else suggestions of other candidate species.

Thanks in advance!!!

 

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Yes, Northern Gannets. 
Huge bill is the giveaway, no other bird (I believe) is in the area with that size bill mixed with black and white feathers.

Unless of course the masked booby ? (they’re not though) 

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