Yesterday, I and were having a few cool drinks at a bar on the Gold Coast. During that time I threw a few soggy chips over the railing for the gulls. I got scolded by one of the staff for feeding the birds. There was a sign saying not to feed the birds but I was on a mission. I wanted to see if the fishing line gull proof fence would stop the gulls from landing. As you can see the fence failed miserably.
Lunch time is feeding time on the Gold Coast according to tourists who visit the Gold Coast. And in this picture we have a messy eater. Because of the fat content, gulls and various other sea birds love potato chips (fries). They would go to battle for a hot chip. Gold Coast, Australia.
The flight pattern appears to be one way only on the gull riddled Gold Coast. Queensland, Australia.
Come on you pesky gull, get your chips, get ’em now, get ’em while there’re hot. Hey, ho, Gold Coast, Australia.
Gold Coast gulls up and about searching for tucker in the late afternoon sunlight. Yah, Queensland, Australia.
The pelican of the day is mixing it up with a few gull in the skies over the Gold Coast. Hey, ho. Queensland, Australia.
Gulls are inquisitive bastards. To attract their attention, wave your hands above your head and make distressed gull noises. Toss one or two potato chips upward and you’ll have them buzzing like flies. Attach a chip to your lens hood with a lump of Blu-Tack. Place a chip on each shoulder and wait. As gulls are shy and timid, they will hover, keep their distance, and wait for the precise moment to pounce. Snap your pictures and leave the beach promptly without looking up. Gulls aren’t stupid. They have good memories. So next time you go to the beach to shoot a similar picture, wear a disguise or the gulls will recognised you and avoid the situation like the plague. Gold Coast, Australia.
Pesky gulls resting on a messy sailcloth sun cover late afternoon on the wonderful Gold Coast Broadwater. Queensland, Australia.
Snapped this lady dancing with a mass of pesky gulls on the ever-changing Gold Coast Broadwater. Dance you beauty. Queensland, Australia.
Just before sunrise, in low light, this is a another gentle picture I snapped of the in-coming tide flowing into the lagoon on the fabulous Gold Coast Broadwater. Queensland, Australia.