We’re supposed to get rainy weather for many days now, so today we went out for a little spin before it all started. It was high tide and it was still coming in, so there were many harbour seals sliding by in the Falls. One of them was huge and looked different from the usual kind. He looked happy, though.
We went from there, down to another place, near the Harbour Bridge, where the water is wide open.
The gulls — who are thieves, apparently — got a hold of something [bloody] that a seal had in its mouth. Then all the other gulls tried to take it away from the first one, and during that chaos, he dropped it — the seal popped up and grabbed it back! It looked too funny and I wished I could have filmed it, but I wasn’t prepared.
As I stood there, watching, I heard even more excited gulls, screaming up in the sky. Looked up, and saw they were chasing a Bald Eagle [immature]. If I were an eagle, I’d be so mad and annoyed! Every time you go out for a nice tour, there are either gulls or crows, irking you! There you are, just soaring, minding your own business, and they’re trying to pick your tail feathers!
…and now for the cuteness factor! The rain just started spitting, I was about to turn around and go back to the car, when these two, adorable faces were looking up at me!
It was a good day!