It was the first day that felt like spring. The sky was blue, the wind (despite being a near gale) was warm. Runswick Bay looked like this:
It's spring tide-time. I'd intended to do a serious post comparing neap and spring high tides but a pretty (and actually quite sci-fi) cloud over Kettleness caught my attention:
Then a bunch of black-headed gulls started mobbing something; probably a shoal of small fish that had come inshore on the spring tide:
That attracted the big boys, the herring gulls but they stayed high, silhouetted against that amazing cloud, making the odd diving feint seawards but choosing not to mix it with the flock of noisy, smaller, black headed gulls:
The cloudyeti didn't bother the high flying Larus:
Jonathan Livingstone and friend came from on high for a look:
So the youngest field assistant (4) and I had a race along the sea wall. He won.
Spring and neap high tide comparisons in the next post.