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 Seagulls....
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 20 May 12:15

I hate the blighters and it seems the feeling is mutual. Not content with squawking and strutting around on my roof at 4 am, they enjoy a good crap. I`m convinced they target my car both in my drive and when I`m out. After a visit to Halbeath ASDA this morning, I got back to my car to find about a kilo - no exaggeration - of seagull crap all over it. I had to get the hose on it when I got back to get the worst of it off. It seems to contain a good dod of superglue an aw. The hose couldn`t shift it all without the help of a hard brush.

I wouldn`t mind shooting a few but I`m told it`s a criminal offence. 🙁



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Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Sat 20 May 12:44

Scavengers usually thrive around humans due to us being so minging.


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Topic Originator: Bletchley_Par  
Date:   Sat 20 May 13:32

My family of Magpies seem to keep them away.

You could try this, but chances are you wont see any birds in your garden.





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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 20 May 15:04

Ill get a squad tae take them out fur ye GG.
Mid air combat.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 20 May 15:18

Is it a Caravan roof GG ?

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Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 20 May 17:59

Seagulls and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Sat 20 May 20:57

I hate seagulls. I don’t understand why we aren’t allowed to kill them. They are aggressive and they are a nuisance. They’ve swooped at me in the street and they’ve gone for kids playing too. The noise they make at stupid o clock in the morning is outrageous. I’m constantly washing crap off my car and kids trampoline or decking in my garden. I hate cruelty to animals but the moment they start following me to my car swooping at me then that’s proper fighting talk, likesay. Catapult and marbles are at the ready.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 20 May 21:59

Flying rats. Get rid

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Topic Originator: Tad Allagash  
Date:   Sat 20 May 23:15

da_no_1 wrote:

> Flying rats. Get rid
>
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But if you got rid of the gulls, then presumably you’d get more actual rats.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 20 May 23:23

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Tad Allagash, Sat 20 May 23:15

da_no_1 wrote:

> Flying rats. Get rid
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But if you got rid of the gulls, then presumably you’d get more actual rats.


At least they wouldn`t sh1t on your car

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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 21 May 09:54

We should be allowed to buy air rifles again




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Topic Originator: Ghoulz  
Date:   Sun 21 May 10:21

I`m no lover of seagulls` aggressive behavior either but their local presence is largely due to humans attracting them to local food sources that WE create.

Seagulls spend a large proportion of their time sourcing food and eating it and we provide much of that source by our reckless behavior including:

Sending compostable food waste to landfill by failing to use the correct bin.
Discarding partially eaten fast food on the streets.
Actively feeding them in domestic gardens.

On the upside of them eating landfilled food waste ... they actually do us all a favour as Seagulls are omnivores and will will eat pretty much anything, which helps to reduce methane (which is a huge contributor to climate change) and other toxic gasses like ammonia being released into the atmosphere.

Yeah EVEN wasps have a place ... it`s us causing the imbalance that`s screwing everything up not the seagulls.

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 21 May 10:43

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Ghoulz, Sun 21 May 10:21

On the upside of them eating landfilled food waste ... they actually do us all a favour as Seagulls are omnivores and will will eat pretty much anything, which helps to reduce methane (which is a huge contributor to climate change) and other toxic gasses like ammonia being released into the atmosphere.


Are you implying that seagulls don`t fart, Ghoulz? 🤔

I`d put it you that the release of methane is merely delayed rather than reduced when seagulls eat decomposing foods. 🙂



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Topic Originator: Tad Allagash  
Date:   Sun 21 May 11:42

I’m detecting a pattern here. GG started a thread about Wood Pigeons, and now he’s moved on to Seagulls.

Maybe his username should be changed to ‘Tippi Hedren’ 😆

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 21 May 13:31

Our local seagull population must suffer acute depression when the schools holidays come around - no more discarded half empty crisp bags or dropped food leftovers for them to swoop on.

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Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 21 May 13:50

Distinct lack of seagulls out here in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, maybe they ain`t on their holidays yet!

Coincidentally on this great oil producing island petrol is £1.00 per litre. 😲😎
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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 21 May 14:44

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veteraneastender, Sun 21 May 13:31

Our local seagull population must suffer acute depression when the schools holidays come around - no more discarded half empty crisp bags or dropped food leftovers for them to swoop on.


Funny you should say that, VEE. I swear that seagulls have a built in quartz clock. How else can you explain that they arrived en masse, some 10 mins before morning break and again 10 mins before lunch, at my old school? They would congregate on the roof of the technical block and start to circle as soon as the kids came out.

And there`s more. I remember one day when there was a complete pea souper of a fog. No way will they find their way up here today, I thought. I was wrong. They were there in huge numbers, so they must be equipped with the latest radar, as well..... 😨



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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 21 May 16:27

Ye`ll be telling us next yer favourite group wis the Byrds G.G. :-)

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Topic Originator: Ghoulz  
Date:   Sun 21 May 19:24

Exactly that GG!

Generally, birds don`t fart; they lack the stomach bacteria in their intestines that generates gasses such as the greenhouse methane that would otherwise originate from food waste rotting in landfill.

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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 21 May 23:45

I wish people wouldn’t feed them stale bread. They can’t digest bread and is one of the reasons they ***** on your car and windows




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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 22 May 07:41

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Ghoulz, Sun 21 May 19:24

Exactly that GG!

Generally, birds don`t fart; they lack the stomach bacteria in their intestines that generates gasses such as the greenhouse methane that would otherwise originate from food waste rotting in landfill.


Every day`s a school day, Ghoulz. 🙂

I only took Biology until the end of S2 and my knowledge of Zoology and Ornithology in particular is practically non existent, so thank you for the wee lesson. 🤗



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 Re: Seagulls....
Topic Originator: Ghoulz  
Date:   Mon 22 May 08:08

You’re more than welcome mate.

Amazing stuff I picked up training for my last role in the Dockyard in Environmental Compliance. Loved that role, most rewarding.

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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Mon 22 May 08:15

Forget seagulls, I got attacked by a blackbird earlier whilst I was innocently jogging.

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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 22 May 09:26

Blackbirds are very territorial....you were probably on his manor.
We have one that has claimed our garden ....it shouts at me a lot if I go into the garden....it also shouts at my cats ....only from a safe distance lol

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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Mon 22 May 10:23

I stopped and threw a rock at the wee bastard but he didn`t like that so I got going pretty swiftly again.

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Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Mon 22 May 13:12

We had a blackbird nest in a garden shrub last year. When I tried to get a peek at the chick the father swooped down from his observation tree branch and zoomed through the few inches gap between my belly and the shrub to warn me off!

The Red Arrows are amazing but nature’s aerobatics rule the roost!

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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Mon 22 May 18:49

I’m genuinely needing a huge dollop of humour in my life right now and this thread has nailed it.

Honestly GG and EastEndTales you’ve got me in fits 😂

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 22 May 20:56

I wish I had a non lethal way of persuading the dawn chorus that inhabits a nearby tree to either take a vow of silence or go annoy punters elsewhere.

Not everybody likes their 5:30am reveille playlist !!!

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Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Mon 22 May 21:50

if you think seagulls are bad try the invasive parakeets that have taken up residence in our local park. good grief what a racket...

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Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Tue 23 May 22:45

If you think the Fife ones are bad, you should see the Aberdonian versions.
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Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 24 May 15:34

I remember being in Liverpool on the city centre. On an open plan roof type thing with lots of food places and shared seating...

Anyway boy on the table next to me had just sat down with an expensive smash burger and hasn`t even taken a bite when seagull crashed down on the plate, lifted the whole thing and flew off with it... Was quite funny but the guy was raging!
They were a total nuisance that day
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Topic Originator: Ghoulz  
Date:   Thu 25 May 13:01

It may be prudent to increase awareness here (esp. to the brave keyboard warriors who espouse harm to birds ... seriously or in some deranged sense of fun) that all birds, their nests and eggs are protected by law and it is thus an offence (with certain exceptions) to: intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird or intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 with potential punishments including an unlimited fine, up to six months imprisonment or both.

Maybe not so funny now ... https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/wildlife-and-the-law/wildlife-and-countryside-act/



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Topic Originator: Lenstar  
Date:   Sat 27 May 17:25

Rats with wings
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Topic Originator: Ghoulz  
Date:   Sat 27 May 17:41

Pretty accurate actually. One of nature`s most successful scavengers ...

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 13:04

I met a particularly vindictive seagull this morning, who appears to have read my less than complimentary comments about his species, on this forum.

I was on the pavement, just outside my house, when it swooped down behind me and gave an almighty squawk right above my head. As I looked up, it soared, looped the loop and repeated the trick. Fortunately, no ballast was ejected during either dive, but I did have to go back indoors to change my underwear. ☹ I should add that I wasn`t eating or waving any food around at the time of the unprovoked assault.

The only other time I`ve been attacked by seagulls was on Inchcolm island, in the Firth of Forth. Having seen the Abbey, Mrs Riva and I thought we would explore the little island before the boat took us back to Queensferry. That was a mistake as dozens of gulls started to fly around our heads, squawking their silly heads off. We hadn`t realised they were nesting and their aggression was merely them protecting their eggs and chips.

No such excuse for my feathered friend this morning....



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Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 13:26

One less to worry about here…
Driving my van, outside lane of the motorway, one sheithawk was gorging itself on (I guess) some roadkill.
Obviously it saw/heard me coming and waited until the last second before flying off… directly towards me
Van radiator grill v Sheitehawk, only ever gonna be one winner…

Blood, guts and feathers everywhere - good riddance.

Btw - the ‘sheitehawk’ reference was the name my wee granny - originally from Orkney - called them.
Only time I ever heard the old dear come close to using a swear word…



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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 13:54

I live across from the brig and we have nesting seagulls the chicks are born already and somehow one has already made it onto the ground so for the next 3 or 4 months it`s a constant attack from both parents.

Not sure what is worse being attacked or the bloody noise they make
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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 14:47

PMSL GG!

Yer just the tonic I needed today

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 15:18

There`s a chip shop on Inchcolm Island GG ??

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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 15:40

I’m bloody helpless at him BPP!!

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 16:30

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Buspasspar, Fri 30 Jun 15:18

There`s a chip shop on Inchcolm Island GG ??


You`ll need to explain that one to me, BPP. You`ve completely lost me. 🤔



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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 16:42

You wrote “protecting their eggs and chips” instead of “chicks” 😂 😂

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 16:47

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You wrote “protecting their eggs and chips” instead of “chicks” 😂 😂


🤣😂🤣 Help ma boab. I`m needing another nappy change noo. At least it`s for a different biological function this time. ☹



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Topic Originator: Bletchley_Par  
Date:   Fri 30 Jun 21:32

I have a lurcher & greyhound, the Lurcher had had run ins with these rats before rag dolled a few of them to death. They only attack when I`m out with her, they remember her.

As an animal lover I say let`s have a mass cull of these buggers.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 1 Jul 12:17

Topic Originator: buffy
Date: Fri 30 Jun 15:40

I’m bloody helpless at him BPP!!

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”


Whats he like Buffy .. He should not be allowed out on his own :-))

Quite like egg and chips masel



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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 6 Jul 03:10

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Ghoulz, Thu 25 May 13:01

It may be prudent to increase awareness here (esp. to the brave keyboard warriors who espouse harm to birds ... seriously or in some deranged sense of fun) that all birds, their nests and eggs are protected by law and it is thus an offence (with certain exceptions) to: intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird or intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 with potential punishments including an unlimited fine, up to six months imprisonment or both.

Maybe not so funny now ... https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/wildlife-and-the-law/wildlife-and-countryside-act/



Found this out to my expense almost. I cut an elderly relatives hedge at the wrong time of year. Came across nest with a very young chick and called the SSPB. Thought I was doing good but I got my ass booted. Lucky to escape a fine.

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 6 Jul 03:13

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Ghoulz, Sun 21 May 19:24

Exactly that GG!

Generally, birds don`t fart; they lack the stomach bacteria in their intestines that generates gasses such as the greenhouse methane that would otherwise originate from food waste rotting in landfill.


Sorry Ghoulz but I can assure you that I fart.
Maybe I`m the exception.

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Thu 6 Jul 17:56

I was targeted again this morning, just outside my front door. I had a man bag with me with my tablet and phone in it. (I refuse to call it a bum bag because I`m a man not a bum.) I was ready to clock the scavenger with it but it stayed out of reach as it swooped down 3 times before wheeling away.

Is it possible it has a nest on my roof or nearby?



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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Thu 6 Jul 21:36

It just fancies ye, GG.

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Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Thu 6 Jul 23:59

Not been attacked by any but it feels like there are more enormous birds sh!ts everywhere. Am I imagining it?

Car looks like a pterodactyl has been aiming at it and under every lamp post in my estate the pavement is splattered.
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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 7 Jul 00:08

Dundee Gulls are like Dunfermline Gulls after taking the Super soldier serum. Buggers are enormous
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Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Fri 7 Jul 05:22

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GG Riva, Thu 6 Jul 17:56

I was targeted again this morning, just outside my front door. I had a man bag with me with my tablet and phone in it. (I refuse to call it a bum bag because I`m a man not a bum.) I was ready to clock the scavenger with it but it stayed out of reach as it swooped down 3 times before wheeling away.

Is it possible it has a nest on my roof or nearby?


Hi GG it is most likely a nest near you. Some birds do take exception to people however. Trick is to take an unopened umbrella as birds only attack the highest object. So if you life a pole or umbrella they will not go for you. Learned that trick in St Kilda where the birds are the native species.
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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 17 Jul 08:26



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Topic Originator: brian  
Date:   Tue 1 Aug 21:01

saw someone feeding the seagulls with bread in the Asda car park at Halbeath last week.

couldn`t believe it, just in front of the shop entrance. what on earth do people think about !

I was going to have a word, but thought the Asda security would be along in a minute.

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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 2 Aug 22:12

Birds can’t digest bread. That’s why they skitter over your car




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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Thu 3 Aug 10:35

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Wed 2 Aug 22:12

Birds can’t digest bread. That’s why they skitter over your car


One reason why I get angry at people feeding ducks bread. They don`t digest any of it but people will be lazy and do it anyway.

Ep.11 of East End Tales is out now- Jack de Gier!

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Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Thu 3 Aug 12:54

People feed bread to ducks because they are lazy?

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Thu 3 Aug 13:17

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The One Who Knocks, Thu 3 Aug 12:54

People feed bread to ducks because they are lazy?


Aye. Too lazy to find out it`s not good for them.

Ep.11 of East End Tales is out now- Jack de Gier!

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 3 Aug 18:18

They should know as there are signs everywhere.

Bin day around here is a nightmare because of the number of fatties with overfilled bins. The seagulls bite the bags open and drag food, cans, sanitary products etc EVERYWHERE.
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Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Thu 3 Aug 18:42

I fed ducks peas once. At first they were like WTF, and only one or two ate them. Within minutes they were all going nuts over them.

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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Thu 3 Aug 19:16

Topic Originator: jake89 like
Date: Thu 3 Aug 18:18

They should know as there are signs everywhere.

Bin day around here is a nightmare because of the number of fatties with overfilled bins. The seagulls bite the bags open and drag food, cans, sanitary products etc EVERYWHERE.

One of the major Drawbacks living in a deprived area jake

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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Thu 3 Aug 19:48

I’ll hud yer jaiket, Jake while ye sort oot BusspassPar……

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 3 Aug 22:57

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buffy, Thu 3 Aug 19:48

I’ll hud yer jaiket, Jake while ye sort oot BusspassPar……


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Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Fri 4 Aug 08:28

Topic Originator: buffy
Date: Thu 3 Aug 19:48

I’ll hud yer jaiket, Jake while ye sort oot BusspassPar……

Made me laugh buffy .. It was jist a wind up as ye ken :-))

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Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Fri 4 Aug 10:09

"Bin day around here is a nightmare because of the number of fatties with overfilled bins. The seagulls bite the bags open and drag food, cans, sanitary products etc EVERYWHERE."

Pretty much the scene from Netherton Broad street to aberdour road every day between 12:30-2pm

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Topic Originator: parsfan  
Date:   Fri 4 Aug 16:34

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Milos Drizzle, Thu 3 Aug 18:42

I fed ducks peas once. At first they were like WTF, and only one or two ate them. Within minutes they were all going nuts over them.


I was in Newfoundland years ago and was down by a pond with my nephew, someone suggested feeding the swans dandelion leaves. I was sceptical but they were mad for it.

Fast forward 10 years and I tried it with my own kids and Scottish swans. Being birds they have fairly expressionless faces, but I got an unmistakable "fück off with your dandelions" look off of them, "gie us bread, crisps and chips".

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Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Fri 4 Aug 17:46

Ducks go absolutely radio rental for bread, but much better for them with things like peas!

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Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 4 Aug 22:51

It is funny that you should mention Newfoundland, parsfan, for I saw an extraordinary thing there too.

In a small coastal town called Holyrood, the local seagulls team up with sparrow hawks to herd storm petrels, known locally as Carey Chickens, into tight groups. They then pounce on the small birds killing them by the dozen. It is not a pretty sight, but it is a very dark side to seagulls that I`ve never witnessed elsewhere.

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 5 Aug 22:03

I golf at St Andrews often and the birds regularly go into my bag and steal my porridge bars. I’ve caught them at it, chased them away and gone back later to find bar gone as they wait until you are putting.

Today I saw one unzip my bag, grab the bar and hop off with it - I’ve no idea how they get the wrapper off but they have zero interest in multipack mars bars so that will be the way forward now.


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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 15 Aug 08:33

Do seagulls never sleep? I was woken at 3.30 this morning by their loud squawking on my and neighbouring roofs. It was still dark.

I may have to borrow an air rifle..... 🤔



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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 15 Aug 08:33

Do seagulls never sleep? I was woken at 3.30 this morning by their loud squawking on my and neighbouring roofs. It was still dark.

I may have to borrow an air rifle..... 🤔



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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 15 Aug 08:34

Treble post.



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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 15 Aug 08:35

Double post



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Topic Originator: Milos Drizzle  
Date:   Wed 16 Aug 00:29

They squawk away literally all night in the town centre. Though they are unusually quiet tonight. Maybe weather related?

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Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Wed 16 Aug 15:52

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Milos Drizzle, Wed 16 Aug 00:29

They squawk away literally all night in the town centre. Though they are unusually quiet tonight. Maybe weather related?


GG’s target practice?

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Topic Originator: QPR_Par  
Date:   Thu 17 Aug 13:53

This article has appeared in today`s Guardian about urban seagulls, if you have problems with blood pressure you may want to avoid it :)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/16/theyre-here-at-our-invitation-how-gulls-took-over-the-uks-cities

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 18 Aug 06:42

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QPR_Par, Thu 17 Aug 13:53

This article has appeared in today`s Guardian about urban seagulls, if you have problems with blood pressure you may want to avoid it :)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/16/theyre-here-at-our-invitation-how-gulls-took-over-the-uks-cities


That`s quite an eye-opener, Oz. Thanks for sharing it. Since starting this thread, I`ve discovered that the reason I was repeatedly menaced by gulls was that they were nesting on a my next door neighbours roof. It`s not flat, but they have solar panels, which has allowed a pair of gulls to nest on the higher edge.

Yesterday, I noticed a pair of gulls behaving in amorous fashion on the same spot. Do they produce a second batch of chicks each year? I know that pigeons, the other bane of my life, often nest in spring and late summer, when food is plentiful. 😞



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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 18 Aug 09:47

We have amorous pigeons on the tree in the back garden. Every day some poor wummin has to endure flappin o wings and stomping o feet.

Pits me right aff ma Rice Krispies.

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 20 Aug 13:03

Switch to Corn Flakes then - or Coco Pops !!!
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