This Herring Gull enjoys a tasty meal of Alewife, known colloquially as Kiack or Gasperaux. These small fish of the herring species migrate up tidal rivers and streams to spawn in fresh water, far upstream… if they can get there. This one met his demise at the foot of the fish ladder leading around Reynardton Dam on the Tusket River, in Yarmouth County. Huge flocks of Gulls, Cormorants and the occasional Bald Eagle gather at the base of the dam to feast on the bounty of the sea, performing an unending arial ballet as they gorge themselves.
Sony A-900 – Tamron 70 – 200 f2.8 with 2X teleconverter – 400mm – ISO 800 – f5.6 – 1/1000