Feeding at Sea

Wednesday, January 09, 2002
Good Evening
TEMPERATURE: Max. 9.1C  Min 6.2C  Reset 7.1C  Rain 0.6 mm
MARINE LIFE: Another day with thousands of birds feeding mostly in the tide line south and east of Gr. Race. In the late afternoon there were smaller areas of feeding at the western tip of North rocks and the south side of the Southeast Rks. There were 17 Bald Eagles( 5 mature ) today and saw them fly by many times with fish about 20cms. long. There were many skirmishes between gulls trying to take fish from each other.The most amazing ‘fish grabs’ were 2 incidents were gulls actually flew up behind an eagle and snatched a fish right out of it’s talons.The gulls are really quite aggressive birds, they are always trying to drive away the eagles by diving at them as they sit on the rocks or just fly by the area.
HUMAN INTERACTION:1 Pleasure craft through the M.P.A.
posted by Carol or Mike S at 6:22 PM
Good Morning
WEATHER: Sky Cloudy  Vis. 15 Miles Wind West 5 Knots  Sea Rippled
posted by Carol or Mike S at 7:25 AM