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.
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.
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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