|There's no need; I never see them until they rise up in a panic and fly away, peeping frantically.|
Gulls are calm (about people, not about food found by rival gulls), and think about my approach for a while before they decide to leave.
|"Is it worth the effort to give up my nice, cosy rock?"|
Mallards, off-shore, are impervious.
|A peaceful afternoon paddle with the neighbours. Life is good.|