August 2016
The black volcanic picon that every field on the island is covered in (to protect the soil, and help collect moisture) is great at storing the sun's heat. Often, seagulls flock together on those fields to warm themselves, sitting on the picon like clucking hens. In the heat now, it is apparently still necessary for them to warm themselves - but even they can't sit on the hot surface any more, but have to stand on their toes.