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So earlier I was out on the balcony. I heard a squawk and then a splat. There's a walkway right below the balcony - I looked down and there was a very dead fish lying on the concrete. Short of it being a very localised Fortean event a herring gull must have plucked it from the canal, got startled (I didn't see or hear any other birds) and dropped its catch. The fish has gone now, hopefully snatched by one of the estate cats. Earlier still, I found what I thought was a blackened bit of dead moss, a crusty thing about as big as the ball of my thumb. I trod on it by accident and it went into shiny jet fragments, shards of beetle wing cases, like insect shrapnel. As far as I can guess a crow or some other bird hawked it up, bits it couldn't digest. Makes a change from the takeaway chicken bones they usually drop.

Date: 2017-06-16 10:38 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Otachi: Pacific Rim)
From: [personal profile] sovay
I heard a squawk and then a splat. There's a walkway right below the balcony - I looked down and there was a very dead fish lying on the concrete.

You have to watch out for the osprey angels. They have weird senses of humor and they can be kind of gross.

Date: 2017-06-16 11:25 pm (UTC)
sovay: (PJ Harvey: crow)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Do you have ospreys in Boston? I hope so - that would be ace.

We have them in Massachusetts, at least—I've seen them in Boston, but they actually nest on the South Shore and Cape Cod. I associate them with Portland, where my grandparents lived.

Date: 2017-06-17 08:54 am (UTC)
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I suppose given the time we've been having lately, a rain of fish should not be unexpected. I hope it doesn't become a trend, though!

Date: 2017-06-17 09:15 pm (UTC)
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I like the thought of its being a Fortean event, though.

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