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“Witless Bay Beach” is the name of this photo taken yesterday in the warm sun. This small community is a wealth of color and a treasure for photographers.
The Witless Bay Ecological Reserve contains four islands—Gull, Green, Great, and Pee Pee—that teem with bird life during the seabird breeding season.
The reserve contains North America's largest Atlantic puffin colony. More than 260,000 pairs of the province's official bird nest here during the late spring and summer.
Notably, Witless Bay Ecological Reserve also hosts the second-largest (after Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve) Leach's storm-petrel colony in the world-more than 620,000 pairs come here to nest.
In addition, black-legged kittiwakes and common murres appear in the thousands.
The islands lie just a few kilometres off the east coast of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, between the communities of Bay Bulls and Bauline East, half an hour south of St. John's.

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Additional Photos by Jim Costello (bullybeef53) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 406 N: 585] (3365)
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