I'm seeing several gulls - too far away to see exactly what sort- from my front windows this summer due to the building work going on on the far side of the burial ground. They dug out a lot of soil to make a level spot for the two bungalows by the road and heaped it up along the edge. Now it's being levelled over all the rest of the large site behind where the bungalows have been started. Gulls are very fond of newly turned earth.
The Herring Gull. Illustration from 'A Sparrow's Life's as Sweet as Ours by Carrie Ackroyd.
The photo below is from the time we had a beach hut at Felixstowe for a couple of years when Colin was poorly.