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gull

member of the bird family Laridae. An effortless flier, webfooted, hookbeaked and an inhabitant of the shoreline.
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Naturally the Chickies and the Gooverooskies and the Epatkas--the Burgomaster Gulls and the Kittiwakes and the Puffins, who are always looking for a chance to be rude, took up the cry, and--so Limmershin told me--for nearly five minutes you could not have heard a gun fired on Walrus Islet.
Kotick swam back to Novastoshnah, leaving the gulls to scream.
In fact he did not return from his fruitless quest for gulls until well after dark, nor would he vouchsafe any explanation of the consequent lateness of supper.
Virginia, deserted by all, even the faithful Sing, who, cheated of his sport on the preceding day, had again gone to the beach to snare gulls, became restless of the enforced idleness and solitude.
Julian these great petrels were seen killing and devouring young gulls.
It might be more appropriate, if it is considered a national issue, for Welsh Government or Natural Resources Wales do something more strategic to influence the gull population as opposed to leaving it to local authorities to work in isolation.
Gulls, seabirds of the family laridae, have been on earth, according to fossil evidence, for more than 30 million years (we are thought to have evolved in East Africa only 200,000 years ago) and they are clever.
Each gull attempts to maintain a respectful distance from others of its species.
A PETITION calling for a cull of gulls in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter has been shot down by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
It said: "Laughing Gulls are medium-sized gulls with fairly long wings and long legs that impart a graceful look when they are flying or walking.
Recent genetic evidence indicates that the American Herring Gull is differentiated from the European Herring Gull (L.