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


  1. I hope you have a great 4th, Jeffery, and a safe one!!! Don't eat too much.

    (Great job, Dennis; really enjoying your Duluth!)

  2. John in west central MNJuly 4, 2018 at 8:38 AM

    Thank you for the great Jeffrey stories. You've got an awesome start to an exciting kids picture book or even a cool coffee table book. Having been a teacher for more than 4 decades, I have a sense of what what kids love to read. A 'Jeffrey the Gull' book would be a hit with all ages!!! Something to do in January and February when shipping is taking a break... Question... Do you ever really have any spare time? ;-)
    Thanks for all your wonderful work that we look forward to every day...

  3. LOL! That's one of our favorite things to do in Duluth. My husband likes to see which ones are brave enough to take the food from his fingers. It is so fun to watch them fighting over food or all of a sudden there's a huge flock when seconds before none were around. Anyway Jeffrey, enjoy whatever offerings you are able to snatch today

  4. Jeff, you are such a clever little guy. Hope you can snatch lots of delicious food tonight. From what I see, the weather could be better but maybe it changes to good soon. Fingers crossed.
    I am with John in west central MN, everybody would love and buy the "Jeffery, the Gull" book, so Den, maybe you can give it a thought?
    Wishing everybody a joyful evening and Jeff, please stay clear of bottle rockets this year!
    Sylvia G.,your friend and admirer from Germany

  5. Just saw Jeffery try the upper deck flyover on the Vista as the Munson arrived

  6. Jeffrey sure enjoys the camera and we enjoy hearing from him. I agree that a book may be in the making, take the posts and put them in a book the way people make their own photo albums. Just a thought...