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    Seagulls

    Not stalking related at all. We get a lot of seagulls - the roost and nest on the roof, are noisy and crap everywhere. But still fun to watch.

    Just been watching from my desk a seagull on a grassy bank opposite. He kept on stamping his feet up and down. Almost running on the spot as it where, but pretty exaggerated - almost as if he was showing off his new shoes. Thought it was some sort of mating ritual. But the got the stalking scope and watched him closely. Every 30 seconds he would stop and gobble up a big worm. Then start again and another would come to the surface and it too would get gobbled up. probably the worms were getting fed up with this noisy brute stamping on their ceiling and coming up to shout at him - little did they know!

    There is now a patch of trampled grass about 1 yard square where he has been stamping. Any body seen such behaviour before.

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    maybe he's trying to keep your attention whilst his buddy sneaks in and jacks your TV!

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    blackbirds and thrushes do something similar.

    On the seagull subject, I watched two seagulls on top of an office across from Liverpool St Station, they caught a pigeon and ripped it apart between them.
    They could have been Velociraptors the way they did it!

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    A few types of birds do this. They are trying to make Mr Worm think its raining so he will come to the surface.

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    When gulls do this it's a bit like worm charming. Some say it replicates rain falling which brings the worms to the surface.

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    some say it really needs the loo!

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    see it all the time.

    Replicating rain patters so the worms come up.

    Read a study which demonstrated that the behaviour was specific to groups as the behaviour was learnt by young from parents.

    ATB

    CVK



    Quote Originally Posted by Heym SR20 View Post
    Not stalking related at all. We get a lot of seagulls - the roost and nest on the roof, are noisy and crap everywhere. But still fun to watch.

    Just been watching from my desk a seagull on a grassy bank opposite. He kept on stamping his feet up and down. Almost running on the spot as it where, but pretty exaggerated - almost as if he was showing off his new shoes. Thought it was some sort of mating ritual. But the got the stalking scope and watched him closely. Every 30 seconds he would stop and gobble up a big worm. Then start again and another would come to the surface and it too would get gobbled up. probably the worms were getting fed up with this noisy brute stamping on their ceiling and coming up to shout at him - little did they know!

    There is now a patch of trampled grass about 1 yard square where he has been stamping. Any body seen such behaviour before.

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    Do you think that the same parents teach them to sh*t over every car in Aberdeen.........
    Could do with a megga cull of the vermin here.
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan View Post
    Do you think that the same parents teach them to sh*t over every car in Aberdeen.........
    Could do with a megga cull of the vermin here.
    Alan
    are you still referring to seagulls?

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    Aye, I dont think that behaviour is group specific.

    Winged vermin... def time for a cull



    Quote Originally Posted by alan View Post
    Do you think that the same parents teach them to sh*t over every car in Aberdeen.........
    Could do with a megga cull of the vermin here.
    Alan

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