Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Jeffery the Gull!

Yahoo! it's the 4th of July!
Hi folks - Jeffery the gull here.

Well, the big day has finally arrived when the humans around here gather in Bayfront Park for a chance buy all kinds of food to feed us gulls.

I invite all my friends from as far away as Two Harbors to join me for supper. Here are some good ways to get the humans to feed us:

  1. Fly up from behind small children and scare them a bit -- the popcorn scatters and everyone has a good laugh.
  2. Land and walk in front of a person with food squawking as you go.  The person thinks you are starving and always throws you food.
  3. Find a person sitting on a bench eating. land directly in front of them and stare directly into their eyes.  They feel guilty and throw you some food.
  4. In a coordinated flight pattern, fly close enough to just steal the food out of their hand.  They seem to like it and go and get more.
  5. Sit on a railing and wait for someone to take a selfie. They usually put their food down and give you a chance to steal it.
  6. If all else fails, a sure thing is to fake a broken wing and drag along the ground a bit.  the people feel sorry and throw you the best of their food.  Ha! what fun.

Just a few tips for my friends.

Have a good 4th and make sure a gull isn't flying overhead, we live up here ya know. Last year I had a close call with a bottle rocket, singed a few feathers.

Jeffery the gull