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 Post subject: naughty gull
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 6:41 pm 
I went to Inchcolm Island ( near Edinburgh ) on Sunday to see the Monastary. The island is over run with gulls. We were told that a certain part of the island was in fact the breeding ground for the gulls and that there were lots of eggs in nests etc. We were, however allowed to take a gentle stroll through these gulls.

What an amazing time we had. The gulls were flying and swooping at us, screeching like crazy. It was like an excert from the movie by Hitchcock "The Birds" we walked through thousands of them and along and upwards to the top of the hill. Everything was fine until we headed down towards the bottom of the hill again. This particular gull kept swooping at me and actually touching my hair with his feet. the next thing I knew he had dive bombed me and pooped all over me. Down both arms of my fleece, on my face, my feet, even between my toes and also the camera. Both my husband and myself could not stop laughing.

Next time I visit a bird sanctuary I will take a hat :oops: :oops:

This is a picture of one of the gulls, but I doubt it's the one that christened me. Though he does have an evil twinkle in his eye.


Cheers Ormina

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 12:16 pm 
"Bad gull! Put on the dunce hat and face the corner!"

Haha ormina I hope both you and the camera were okay.

SnS 8)

P.S.: Could you do me a favour? I'd like to see how the pic might be like if there was a crop showing mostly just the head and beak.

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 1:26 pm 
What a bummer, i was walking home last weekend and one of those things landed just right next to me, i m lucky! It has never happened to me and i would very irritated if it would!

Nice shot of the gull tho :)

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