After a few days of drizzle and fog we had another beautiful day today, lots of sunshine and ideal hiking temperatures at around 10 degrees Celsius. Before we went hiking, we stopped by at the beach in Holyrood where we saw the capelin roll yesterday. There was little to see there, a few people were still scooping capelin out of the water but they were all dead, these were yesterday’s capelin that were scattered all over the beach as well.

Scooping up dead capelin - Holyrood

Scooping up dead capelin – Holyrood

Dead capelin on the beach - Holyrood

Dead capelin on the beach – Holyrood

Dead or alive: the birds couldn’t care less, they were still very interested in this free meal:

Herring gulls diving for capelin - Holyrood

Herring gulls diving for capelin – Holyrood

This little nocturnal bird should be asleep but apparently this opportunity was too good to miss:

Leach's Storm Petrel - Holyrood

Leach’s Storm Petrel – Holyrood

Tern gobbles down a capelin - Holyrood

Tern gobbles down a capelin – Holyrood

I hope the capelin will roll again soon, if you have some capelin news please share it on my Capelin Calendar.