Seagulls are not town birds
In the Exmouth Journal last week, I read with amazement Ms Darr s letter about how wonderful it is to live side by side with seagulls.
In the Exmouth Journal last week, I read with amazement Ms Darr's letter about how wonderful it is to live side by side with seagulls.
It is indeed very nice to have seagulls by the seaside, but seagulls were never meant to be nesting on the roofs of houses, bringing their young into people's gardens, tearing our rubbish bags apart looking for food and, in the process, terrorising some people.
As the name says, they are sea birds, should nest on the cliffs and fish for food in the sea.
It is only because of certain well-meaning but misguided people, that they now find it more comfortable to be such a nuisance in the town.
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Anyone who has had two baby seagulls nearby, endlessly making this maddening calling sound while bopping their heads up and down all day long for months on end, will surely agree with me that they should be doing this somewhere on our cliffs.
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