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  1. #1 herring gull behaviour 
    WYSIWYG Moderator marnixR's Avatar
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    i wonder if anyone has an opinion on the following observation :

    i was driving along a piece of freshly mown grass in the steelworks when i saw a group of herring gulls all repeatedly stamping the ground with their feet

    the only thing that sprang to mind was that they're trying to make it sound like it's raining so that the earthworms surface and can be picked up

    is this a well-known type of behaviour for herring gulls + is my interpretation of it correct ?


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    this is correct marnixR, clever little buggers arent they, how did they first learn to do this i wonder. ive seen, on the tv, people having worm charming competitions where they have to "charm" worms up from a 1 metre square using the same technique, using their fingers to imitate the raindrops, the most worms the winner.............i was only flickin through.... honest


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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    i was driving along a piece of freshly mown grass in the steelworks when i saw a group of herring gulls all repeatedly stamping the ground with their feet
    Alternatively, they may be taking up line dancing. :wink:
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