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A place to rest

2 Aug

The rather silly Boer War memorial on Ferensway makes a nice perch for a sea gull. I think he improves it tremendously; I’m  thinking of calling him Steven …

A slight difference of opinion

19 Apr

I couldn’t go to the seaside and not take a picture of seagulls, well actually Margot took this but that’s just nit picking.

The parliament that England is the mother to has just voted for an election by 522 to 13. Now don’t get me wrong I’m all in favour of elections, have one every year (a la Chartism) if you will. Vote early, vote often is my motto. No, what boils my renal filtrate is the continual news media banging on, speculating, asking the same old same old rubbish of the same old so-called experts and commentators over and over and over and over for six whole goddam weeks. (I know other places have it much, much worse but that’s their problem) It should be the law that the news people announce the election and then STFU about it.

You might think that there is some subtle visual pun about the gullibility of the electorate in this picture, you might very well think that but I couldn’t possibly comment.

The perennial gull problem

27 Mar

Or rather the perennial stupid human being problem…. There are several signs by the harbour claiming that gulls are aggressive and so should, on no account, be fed. What a calumny! Gulls are no more aggressive than any other bird. You build a town on their territory, eat your meals outside and wave food about in front of their beaks, quite naturally they think you’re an idiot and swoop down to take a free meal. That’s hardly aggression that’s just taking advantage of human numptiness. And so every Summer there’s outrage at seagulls taking ice-cream out of a tourist’s hands or whatever and just as surely some opportunist politician will pipe up about culling these magnificent, intelligent beasts. (The answer to all our wildlife ‘problems’ it seems is to slaughter the animals. Our badgers are to be culled because our farmers cannot be bothered to immunise their stock against TB or practice good husbandry. There’s no scientific evidence to blame badgers but they’re going to be killed anyway, that’s the weight of the farming lobby on this vile government. But that’s another story) The whingeing ninnies, who go to the seaside maybe once or twice a year, won’t be happy till every last gull is safely in a bin bag, the coast silent and dead, and they can stuff their stupid faces in peace.

The owner of this car, parked by the harbour, will have a hefty cleaning bill but that’s not my problem. Should have known better!

Utter claptrap!

Weekend reflections are here.

Dull Day in Bridlington

24 Oct
Anyone taking a seat overlooking Bridlington’s harbour is going to be met by one of these guys. There are signs saying they can be agressive and they should not be fed but I’ve never had any trouble and they will sit patiently while you focus your camera on them.
It was a particularly dull and foggy day in Brid so I pointed my camera at the birds. The above is a Herring Gull probably in its second year judging by the speckled head which mature birds don’t have. 
These are Lesser Blackbacked gulls on the beach…. 
These are two Turnstones having a wash.
This little starling sat about two feet away so I barely had time to focus.

Please do not feed the seagulls ….

9 Sep
and don’t even think of giving them an ice cream …. 

Gulls just wanna have fun ….

14 Aug