10 July 2013

The Gull grabs another chip

As I indicated in response to Pete's comment on my previous post, this Arran gull always knows where its next meal is coming from. Its cholesterol level may be higher than optimum though. When it can't be bothered flying it just sits on the boat and rides.

6 comments:

Claude said...

I wonder if anyone would feed me, if I just go and sit on the boat everyday, aller et retour.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

They might. But you'd have to pay the fare every time Claude - "£22" return. The gulls travel free and eat free. Who is supposedly top of the heap on this planet?

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Oh... but there is only one of you... silly me, so that will only be £11 for each return journey, but still, the only way you are going to match the gulls is if you learn how to fly, sorry.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

That red-haired lady spent most of the journey feeding a few gulls, sending a fellow traveler down to the galley to fetch more, at one point. When I stood nearby holding up my camera phone a gull swooped and nearly went for the camera, deciding at the last moment that the black and silver rectangle didn't look edible (fortunately). It was great entertainment.

Craig said...

I'm guessing that the birds don't get quite as much food from passengers in a howling gale in November!

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Indeed Craig, nor in continuous rain in June, July and August. How quickly a few sunny days can allow me to forget the alternatives.