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Seagull Standoff

June 18, 2012

I had a stand off with a seagull. I left bread and butter out for the sparrows and wax eyes but Mr Seagull (or Ms Seagull) thought that was too tasty a treat to not share. He’s checking me out to see if it’s safe to swoop in and get it.

Still wondering… hmm, should I risk it? In the end I gave in and threw the bread up to him.

And lastly, here are the many sparrows that turned up for a much needed carbohydrate fix!



Published on Monday, June 18th, 2012, under Animals

3 Responses to “Seagull Standoff”

  1. Wow Michele I cannot remember when I saw that many sparrows in one place. When I was a boy there were lots, even in London and now I see a few here and a few there.

    • Michelle says:

      If I remember correctly, in the late 90’s or early 2000’s we did have a lot of sparrows die out from a bird flu in Christchurch. But the population certainly recovered as you can see! Or, perhaps every sparrow in Christchurch descended on my back yard!

  2. Kezza says:

    These are great birds pics, the sparrows are just gorgeous!