The well-known yodelling call of the herring gull conjures up pictures of the seaside perhaps more than any other sound.

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Herring Gull Habits

The well-known yodelling call of the herring gull conjures up pictures of the seaside perhaps more than any other sound. 'Herring' gull is not a particularly suitable name for this bird, for although it will eat herrings, it will eat almost anything else, including edible remains from our rubbish tips!

The herring gull has adapted very well to human's way of life and is the main scavenger around rubbish dumps and fishing harbours. It seems to prefer to feed on these easy pickings rather than catch fish at sea. Herring gulls are aggressive birds and will threaten other species with a fierce and intimidating display if they come too close.

 

Read More: Herring Gulls and Humans

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