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Afternoon of Bluefish

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Under a blanketed, soft, silvery-light afternoon sky I sat alone, in my chair, reading.  Snuggled close to the dunes I didn’t want interruptions.  Just peace. The peace of being surrounded by the white noise of waves breaking with a soft light great for reading.

However, the bluefish were running.  Small, oily, silver arrows darting through the sea sheer numbers of them attracted sheer numbers of seabirds.  Gulls and pelicans and terns were circling over boiling schools of bluefish.  Once I noticed I couldn’t stop watching.  Pelicans dove from on high, coming back up time and again gulping down wriggling fish.  Gulls, scavengers and “rats” that they are, were observed landing on the pelican’s backs, trying to steal their meal.

Birds and fish.  Green sea, blue sky, muted clouds.  It was a great day.