Frustrated Herring Gull?

For the last couple of weeks a Herring Gull has taken to standing on my study roof and pecking at a bedroom window. I assume this is territorial behaviour, and that it's pecking at its reflection. It's perhaps late in the season for this sort of behaviour, so maybe it's frustration - it's presumed to be one of a non-breeding pair that has been around here for years (a neighbour feeds them daily on his garage roof!). It has made quite a mess of the window and sometimes gives us a wake up call rather early!

Posted July 30th, 2013 at 10:55 pm by Dave Smallshire in Bird News