Yesterday as H and I were walking to Island Bay I noticed a large swarm of seagulls hovering over the hills by the wind turbine. Usually I would expect seagulls to hover over the tip a little further south, but I had never seen them in this spot before or in such vast quantities. It was a bright sunny morning but a large cloud came over from the South Island and I supposed the birds were moving in from the sea ahead of the front.
Then this morning I step outside to hang washing and there they are.
They all started squawking at once, or I would probably not have noticed them. As I type this, more are arriving.