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Problems included "aggressive behaviour" from dive-bombing gulls and mess on cars, buildings and people as well as gulls ripping open bin bags and strewing litter everywhere.
chicks o the he s The gulls were nesting on the leisure centre roof and, as some had fallen onto school yard, the adult birds were swooping on people and worrying children, staff and parents.
THEY are an endangered species - yet herring gulls are deliberately attacked by people who believe they are pests.
The birds are being used by Scarborough Council to deter and scare away gulls as part of a one-year trial, which also involves the removal of gull eggs and nests from buildings on the North Yorkshire coast.
Some gulls in southcentral Alaska are carriers of antibiotic resistant strains of E.
These urban gulls have become a familiar presence in Cardiff and have caused acute problems for residents and businesses alike," he said.
The fishing line was caught between the two trees in the wind and two gulls had flown straight into it.
Viral RNA was detected in herring gulls (Larus argentatus), ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis), and laughing gulls (Leucophaeus atricilla).
ABSTRACT--We analyzed data on the size of nesting aggregations of Sabine's Gulls (Xema sabini) observed in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (YKD), Alaska, between 1986 and 2013, to determine whether the species is a "solitary low-density nester" there, as in other parts of its range.
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.
From minor misdemeanours such as pinching sandwiches to the more serious crimes of attacking animals and even people, gulls appear to be getting out of control.
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.