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Is It A Plane? [Aug. 3rd, 2018|11:38 am]
Tony Grist
I could hear an airliner- and thought I'd spotted it- and then the white cruciform object veered away from its forward course in a tight curve- and I realised it was a gull.

I wonder why gulls venture so far inland. Ailz suggests it's for the rubbish dumps but if it's food they're after why would they fly so high? I like to think its for the pure existential pleasure of being up there, riding the thermals.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-08-03 11:05 am (UTC)
So said Jonathan Livingston Seagull...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-03 11:19 am (UTC)
I'd forgotten about that book.

I like seagulls; I even like the noise they make (which isn't conventionally beautiful) because it speaks of the sea.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2018-08-03 11:33 am (UTC)
I enjoyed the book. I guess it was a parable, but I just enjoyed the book.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-03 12:05 pm (UTC)
The Prodigal Son is a pretty good story too....
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2018-08-03 08:16 pm (UTC)
Hm, if it's the kind with the black head, then it's that kind of gulls which happen to hang around on trash dumps anyway and feed of the leftovers of other the creatures.

Edited at 2018-08-03 08:16 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-04 07:23 am (UTC)
These aren't black-headed gulls.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2018-08-04 02:38 pm (UTC)
Hm... Maybe they have to come so much inland because food is scarce?
I think there was a winter here, it's already several years ago, where you could also find quite a bit of sea gulls beside the usual ducks residing at the river during winter. And it was a winter once in a while which was a little rough, I think cold was there, but even more there was lots of snow.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-08-03 08:39 pm (UTC)
I go for the pure existential pleasure thesis as well.
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