Monday, 25 April 2016

Bin Day!



The gulls love bin day, especially if someone puts food in their black bags instead of putting it in the green food waste box.

This handsome lot were having a field day. The noise was fantastic, all the squealing and shouting. I knew as soon as I heard them that they'd found food.



If it hadn’t been the gulls tearing into the bag, it would have been the local cats, but they were all keeping well away.


Not everyone loves gulls. People complain about the noise and the mess and some even call for them to be killed because they are a nuisance, but I love them. I love the noise they make – even at 3 am on bin days if someone has put their rubbish out early and they hit the jackpot!


I think these were all herring gulls.



18 comments:

  1. I can't comment really as I don't have often see gulls. The pictures are lovely though Teresa. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I wish I'd got film of them - the photos don't have the impact without the noise :-) xx

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  2. We get gulls overhead here in Northants, but I've only ever had one land in my garden. They're very chunky close up - and quite intimidating in a flock, I think. Fascinating to watch them at 'work', though.

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    1. They can seem intimidating, but as soon as anyone appears they fly off (protesting loudly), but I think it's because they spook each other. I walked past one on my way to school the other day and he hopped up on the wall and watched me walk past. He was so close I could have touched him. They always look so strong and sturdy :-) xx

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  3. Whenever I hear seagulls cry it makes me think of my childhood holidays. When I heard them I knew I was there at last! Beautiful photos Teresa :-) xx

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    1. They make me think of childhood and hapy times too, Sue :-) xx

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  4. I love gulls, especially their proud, never-say-die attitude. Most of all I love their cry, a kind of lament perhaps, but hopeful and soaring. xxx

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    1. That sums them up beautifully, Joanna xx

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  5. The sounds of gulls also reminds me of childhood - our annual week in Devon - happy days - I can almost smell the salt in the air!

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  6. Oh heck Teresa, I'm afraid I don't share your love of the gull at all. I feel quite frightened by them, and can't believe how big they are these days. I'm sure they weren't as huge years ago? Or perhaps my fear is greater.

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    1. I can understand that, Maria, especially when there are a lot of them. I think there are more of the big ones, or seem to be, but perhaps we see more of them as they lose their natural habitat xx

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  7. I don't mind gulls at all, they bring back fond memories of my childhood living near the sea. :)xx

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  8. Gulls seem to be fearless nowadays, Teresa. And they can be quite large close up.

    We don't have gulls, living so far from the sea :(, but do have too many pigeons around.

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    1. Ah pigeons - I don't mind them, but they are so daft! :-) xx

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  9. We only have the smaller inland gulls here, who rarely land, but I do enjoy their cries at the coast. They can be quite a problem though especially if they swoop on your ice cream or fish and chips!

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    1. The little gulls are lovely - if you throw food in the air they catch it. Never fails to impress children :-) I noticed in Whitby there were signs telling you not to feed the gulls. It would be frightening to have one swoop in and steal your food and would probably happen if they were in a feeding frenzy if someone has thrown food for them perhaps xx

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