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August 21st, 2006

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10:45 am - baby seagull will be fine!
Weekend report on the little lost seagull: He was taken to the New England Wildlife Center in South Weymouth. According to the orker who brought him there, the center said that the seagull was under a year old and didn't know how to fly yet, and that they'd take him in, feed him and rehabilitate him along with other seagulls they are currently helping. He will eventually be released, with this flock, in true Eighties hairband style Hingham Harbor. He'd also learn to fear humans again, which is good for the self-preservation, but worried me just slightly in a Ludovico Technique sort of way. Perhaps it just means he'll grow older and bolder and, in the company of other birds, realize them peoplefolk is nuts anyway.

Go little seagull! May you live a long and prosperous life shouting "Mine!" a lot!

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Date:August 21st, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yay baby seagull!

Your icons crack me up. :-)
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Date:August 21st, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
Yay! Quack quack! Er, or whatever seagulls say.

Quoth the seagull, "GIMME ALL YOUR FOOD."
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Date:August 21st, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
Mine! Mine!! Mine!!!
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Date:August 21st, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Good for little Ark.

I think that 'teaching him to fear humans again' means making loud noises around him and not letting him realise that humans are a source of food*, rather than actually injuring him.

*Although most feral seagulls seem to cotton on to this quite quickly.
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Date:August 21st, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
Date:August 21st, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
Awww. I'm glad little Gulligan's fateful trip has ended and s/he'll get some new feathered friends as well as the care s/he needs. No more 3-hour tours for this bird, I guess. Thanks for the update, bird-appreciating human Spatch person.
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Date:August 23rd, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Yay for the little guy!

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Date:August 27th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
I was crossing City Hall Plaza the other day, and there were a few seagulls chasing a man in a suit who happened to have a Dunkies bag.

I don't think that "fear of humans" thing is so much happening among wild seagulls anymore.

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