|Gulls on Roof|
You may have noticed that some of these Med gulls have coloured rings with numbers and letters on them. These are to identify and monitor individuals as these Med gulls are possibly the only colony in Norfolk. They are very special indeed.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
|Immature Black-headed Gull|
I notice many birds circling the air on the beach, which means someone has food on offer for them. I checked it out and my theory was correct, someone was feeding them. Gulls are opportunists and never turn down a free lunch. It becomes a feeding frenzy with Med gulls and black-headed gulls dive bombing in at once at the food being thrown onto the sand. A lone herring gull stood on the patch of sand where the food was landing and was bossing the other gulls and feral pigeons for the best scraps. Feeding gulls is a bit risky as they can get a bit bold, especially herring gulls. Herring gulls are well known for stealing chips off unexpecting people. They often steal food off other birds in much wilder locations, so it is only natural that they steal food from us too.
|Herring Gulls worm charming|