I paddled out on our six o'clock sunset tour the other day and was rewarded with excellent animal sightings!
As we paddled south by Henry Island we saw a few large tight groups of gulls screaming, whirling and diving into the water. It was a bait ball! As we drew close Rhinocerous Auklets and a few types of cormorants started to surface nearby, as well as some seals. They were working together underwater to surround and herd those schools of fish up towards the surface where the gulls were attacking. We sat and observed them for a few minutes, comparing the calm and still evening to the frenetic action of the birds. It was a gorgeous evening to be out on the water.