Skywatch Friday at the Beach

sunrise-on-the-atlantic

I was standing at the water’s edge watching the sun’s first rays color the sand when I heard a screaming flock of gulls further down the beach.  I watched as they swirled and swooped low to the sand. 

gulls-at-sunrise

Curious, I ambled down the beach in their direction.   Always fascinated by what gifts the tide brings in the night; I was looking down as I walked.  I stopped short when I saw the first tiny fish, its silvered scales catching the light.

washed-up-fish

I followed the glistening line of fish; the beach was littered with them.  The gulls were eating what must have been a large school of  fish the was caught in the tide and washed ashore.  I have no idea what they were.  The largest was about 2 inches and the smallest about an inch.  Most of  them were pale to translucent.  A few were sandy colored.  The loose flock of gulls was having a field day.   

I love being outdoors and watching bird behavior, you just never know what you are going to see.

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3 responses to “Skywatch Friday at the Beach

  1. Nice skywatch post and photos…I too like to watch and see what the bird are up too..there is always something new to discover.

  2. That picture reminds of when I lived on the Vineyard. I used to love the Sanderling running along the beach in front of you.

  3. Beautiful sunrise, great post, Bev. You never know what you’ll find when you start SkyWatching!

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