Wednesday, February 20, 2019

High Tide and Full Moon.

Last evening I walked down to the jetty at sunset to see how high the tide was in.

 Touching the boards on the jetty.
 There was a lot of plopping going on as fish leapt to catch insects. 2 circles where the fish have plopped back in. Smaller ones were jumping right close in. I think the very full moon may have had something to do with the amount of activity I was seeing and hearing.
This pied Stilt or Poaka was circling and growling at me to go away. At last exhausted he landed and kept up the warning calls. See the red legs. I wonder where the nest is?
As I walked back up the hill to the house the very full moon was rising.It's the closest it ever comes ( perigee ). It certainly looked large and impressive.

 This morning I went back in daylight to see how high the tide was.
This show the current as the tide comes in.
Slightly higher than I saw last evening.
 Up on the bottom flat grass just a bit. A 2.1 metre high tide.


Mary said...

Wow that's a lot of water! Pretty scenery, and that was a beautiful Super Snow Moon - the largest we'll see in 2019!

Janice said...

We had a huge full moon too. I'm glad you were able to go out and explore. Have you found the nest yet?

Pam said...

So pretty, as is your garden. You wouldn't get me gardening in 30 degrees, though...