I'm hoping to get a picture today of a seagull on a pole or post to put here. I tried a couple of days ago, but none of the seagulls were interested in poles that day...only rooftops.
People hate them on rooftops. What a mess! We used to have 60 -100 that would sit atop our school roof adjacent to the parking lot. Needless to say, we complained - a lot! At the end of the day our cars looked like they'd been splattered with white paint. It didn't come off easily, so you had to decide if you wanted to drive looking around that splat, or if you wanted to try to use your wipers and make a fine skim coat of it to look through. The school actually has installed a rooftop speaker system that periodically plays the sound of an injured seagull, and that seems to keep them away now...not a very empathetic group.
|Here you can see that the seagull repellant isn't working.|
A clever, handsome fellow
Is that seagull on the pole;
He sits up there to spy a clam
To pull out of its hole.
He swoops down low without a sound,
He spies the clam's air bubble;
He grabs the clam out of the mud
And now that clam's in trouble.
He smashes it upon the rocks
With gusto and great zeal;
It makes a great big mushy mess,
Oh, such a tasty meal.
But that's not all the seagull
Likes to carry off to munch;
Be very, very careful
Or he'll abscond with half your lunch!