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Any Ornithologists out there?

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On 26 Jan 2018 at 3:48pm Billy wrote:
This afternoon in Seaford I watched a Seagull on the Salts Recreation ground, stand and vigorously stamp his/her feet in order to attract worms. It seemed very productive. Is this recognised behaviour?
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On 26 Jan 2018 at 4:01pm Alan Gullery wrote:
Yes it is. Accepted wisdom has it that the drumming of the seagull's feet mimics the sound of rain which encourages the worms towards the surface where they can be immediately hoovered up. Hundreds of people have trousered 250 from recording this behaviour on film for that programme that Harry Hill does. On a pedantic note, there are no such things as seagulls. The ones you are most likely to see behaving in this way are Herring Gulls but as a generic term for those flying rats that pinch your chips and ruin the paintwork on your car, Seagull will do just fine.
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On 26 Jan 2018 at 4:22pm Billy wrote:
Thank you Alan. There were several gulls on the grass but only one was doing the drumming.
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On 26 Jan 2018 at 4:39pm Skull drummer wrote:
Thank goodness there was only one
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On 26 Jan 2018 at 8:03pm Paolo wrote:
Only one? Are you sure they weren't taking terns?
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On 27 Jan 2018 at 1:39pm @Alan Gullery wrote:
Assuming you were not referring to a mamber of the Albion football team, "gull" and "seagull" are synonymous. Wheter it's herring gull, a common gull, a great or lesser black backed gull, a black-headed gull, a Xema... it's a bloody seagull.


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Well Basil you could try posting about something and see what people's reaction is. I don't mean just the state of the forum but,... more
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