The other day I took my son for a doctor’s appointment. The doctor’s surgery we were visiting is quite near the coast and the local fish markets in North Shields. When we left the doctors to come back to the car my son looked down the street and informed me there was a seagull on our car. He was right, an enormous seagull was perched on the roof as though it owned the car.
We decided to sneak up on it and see if we could get a better photograph but in fact no sneaking was needed. It had made itself at home and decided it did not want to budge.
We did finally manage to get it to move but it was in no hurry. It stretched it’s wings in a leisurely fashion and jumped off the roof onto the road where it sat looking sheepish
Fortunately it moved when we drove away. I have no idea what sort of seagull it was but it was definitely a close encounter.