I’m going to cover two topics here, what to do about baby seagulls nesting on your roof and what to do if you find a baby seagull wandering around.
Can you hear that high pitch whistle? Needy and nonstop. That is the sound of a baby seagull.
They sound quite different to the loud squawking of adult herring gulls. Baby seagulls will call to its parents for food. Very young baby seagulls will stay within its nest but as they get older, they will start to move around a lot more. Occasionally, you will find baby seagulls walking around on their own. You may also find that seagulls nest on rooftops a lot or you may find seagulls nesting on your roof! To read some facts on seagulls and their babies, you can visit my post. I’m going to cover two topics here, what to do about baby seagulls nesting on your roof and what to do if you find a baby seagull wandering around.
I found a baby seagull living on my roof!
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With the reduction of cliffs and natural coastline, seagulls have had to adapt to urban living. Rooftops have replaced cliffs. Herring gulls are now on the Amber Conservation Status list, which means that their numbers have declined in the recent years. They seem numerous but even gulls are protected by the Countryside and Wildlife Act during their nesting season.
So, even though they are noisy and messy but you can’t just remove a baby seagull living on your roof. Unless there is a serious health risk, it is illegal to disturb a bird nest. Your main option would be to prevent a nest from happening in the first place. Removing a half complete nest will not mean that seagulls won’t nest on there later. They may come back and build a new one. You can try proofing your property. Councils can not do this for you but they do offer advice, such as on this page.
Unless the baby seagull falls off, you should leave the baby well alone. In the case that a baby seagull has fallen off the roof, you should see the next point.
What do I do if I find a baby seagull wandering around?
First, consider the age of the bird. Juvenile adults that are newly independent may call like baby seagulls as they still want to be fed by their parents. You will recognise them by their being slightly smaller than adult seagulls, have darker beaks and feathers that are splotchy grey and white. They can fly and they are capable of looking for food. Where I live, most will join with other young seagulls in what I fondly call the ‘nursery’. We see bands of young seagulls at the beach, congregating together.
If you find a baby seagull that is a lot smaller than an adult seagull, you are likely dealing with a dependent baby seagull. In most cases, proceed with caution. Adult seagulls are very protective of their young and you may find yourself attacked if you are not careful.
First, look around. Do you see the parents? If you can, your options may be very limited. Chances are, it would be difficult to go near a baby seagull in the presence of it’s parents. Parents will actively dive towards you, squawking their displeasure. Beaks, claws and wings may be used in an attack. Or they might poop on you and vomit up their last meal as a form of defense. Unless the baby gull is injured (and you should contact the RSPCA in such an event), I would suggest leaving it alone. The parents know where it is. However, if it looks really small and parents are unable to get it back in the nest, you can either wait till the parents are not around and pop it back in or ask the RSPCA for advice.
If the parents are absent, you may return the baby seagull to it’s nest. Very young baby seagulls are very reliant on parent’s body warmth.
Usually you can tell whether the baby is a seagull chick or not by looking up some photos. But if you want to ID other gulls as well as expand your bird knowledge, I recommend the book Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America which is an award-winning birdwatch book. In my opinion, this is the best gulls ID book I have read to date.
If you are interested in birds, I would also recommend the RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds. It features all the common birds you can find in Britain. I always have birds coming into my garden and this book has helped me a lot to identify them.
How to return a baby seagull to it’s nest
In most scenarios, the baby seagull would have fallen off a roof where it was nesting. You will need to track down the right nest. Be confident that the nest and the baby seagull match.
Pick up the baby seagull wearing gloves that do not smell of anything else. Briefly check for injuries. An injured baby seagull is one for the RSPCA or local wildlife rehabber.
Using a ladder or whatever method you have to reach the nest, carry the baby and place it in the nest. Do this quickly but carefully, it’s no good if you fall off the roof yourself!
In the case that the roof with the nest is difficult to reach/unsafe to reach, you may place the baby on a nearby roof or garage that is not sloped. Choose one close enough to the nest so the parents will be able to spot it. Be careful not to place the chick too close to another seagulls nest as they may not tolerate its presence and if the baby seagull is very young, make sure its not so exposed that a cat or bird of prey might get it.
If in doubt, seek the RSPCA/local vet/or wildlife rehabber for advice.
I don’t have seagulls nesting where I live. I guess we are grateful for that as I hear nesting gulls can be so noisy. We do get plenty of adult in our neighbourhood at set times of the day. If you have more questions, make sure you check out the baby seagull FAQ here.
Have you had an encounter with a baby seagull or had to put one back in its nest? Share your stories using the comment box below!
I checked on a gull I knew was nesting in the corner of my garden and I found a newly hatched chick about 50cm outside the nest (the other egg unhatched). The chick was making a lot of noise but the parent was making no attempt to get it back in- I wondered if it had been rejected. the empty egg shell was 2 meters away from the nest. I was surprised that the parent gull, who is usually quite aggressive and vocal if I am closer than 6 meters from the nest, let me push the chick right back underneath it while it was standing over the second egg. I’m a bit baffled by the parents behaviour.
Hi wondering if u could hell. We have found a baby sesgull which seems to have fallen off our main roof onto a lean to roof and then into some bramble. We have managed to rescue him and he seems fine. His wing span is quite large but the top of his head and neck and also tops of his legs ares still fluffy. Now I realise he is probably fledging but he cant fly, there sae alot of cats and foxes in this area and i am at a loss what to do for him. Please can anyone help.
I’m guessing the parents aren’t nearby or able to care for him? I would advise looking for a local wildlife rehabilitator as soon as you are able to, as I am unsure of your location, it may be a good ideal to look online. Alternatively, you can call the RSPCA if you are in uk, they can collect the gull or advise you on where your nearest centre is. Fledging gulls do quite well and its best to take them to a centre rather than try and raise it yourself as it is better for them to not be too reliant on you feeding them as they may not behave normally when released. In the mean time, offer a bowl of water, and tinned fish like sardines on a plate. You can give him an old towel to sit on and keep him in a small room like a toilet. If he cannot fly, it would be best to keep him indoors for now till you have found somewhere to take him. Good luck!
Wow, I’m surprised the parent allowed you to do that, they are usually so protective of their eggs and chicks. How is the chick doing? Thanks for sharing the story!
Hi I have got a nest on my chimney with 3 chicks the other week one fell out on to the roof, and my husband managed to climb up on the roof and put it back in the nest. Last Friday another fell but on to the ground, I didn’t fancy my husband climbing back up again because the adults were swooping last time. I just wondered if you knew what and how often I should feed it. The adults are being very protective over it especially when they see my husband, it has been penned off in my yard for 5 days now and as much as they are chasing cats off I’m yet to see them feed it. I have been giving it small amounts of tuna, sardines, hot dog sausage and ham but I’m worried its not getting enough because it has been especially noisy today. Please could you give us some advice as the rspca have said to leave it where it is if it’s safe and the parents are around, the chick is still covered in the fluffy down but we are just starting to see a pattern on it’s wings so hoping it’s feathers are on their way. How long is it before they start to fly? Thanks kayleigh
Ivr got a injured baby living on my balcony at the moment. Ive shown who i think it parents are where the baby is.
I have a chick seagull in my care. I know gulls nest on my roof. I want to leave it out, but there are cats and foxes
We have just found a fledgling on our bin store.
The parents are up on our roof squawking fit to bust a vein, but there is no way either they nor I can get the chick back to the nest.
We have an awful lot of cats in the area and we are very worried about what to do next.
I mean, apart from chips, what do seaside gulls eat (lol)
There’s a nest on our attached neighbour’s roof and a chick has fallen from the roof into our garden. It appears uninjured and the parents are guarding and feeding it but I am concerned about how long it will be there. The RSPCA said we have to leave it and when I said that we could not venture into our garden they said that we should use an umbrella to protect ourselves. That isn’t realistic for our toddler. Basically we are stuck indoors. They are aggressive even if we walk into our kitchen! We need to weather proof a garden building that we hadn’t quite finished. We can’t get out to our freezer and we can’t let our child outside to play. The filth is incredible too! If it were a few days it would be an annoyance but something to put up with however I’ve read that they don’t fly until August. I don’t want to be a prisoner indoors for 6-8 weeks! I get that the birds have to be protected but equally I want to protect my child. There are also children in the gardens on either side. From the point of view of children being attacked and from the mess they are creating surely health and safety for the humans is also an issue?
Hi, I found cat food was a good one to feed, and it takes about six weeks for them to fly. I have successfully helped 7 seagulls in the last six years, ranging from baby chick to large baby fledglings, only had one that I took to vet to be put to sleep as its wing was badly damaged, but the rest have survived, I was lucky enough to have a giant trailer and made that a kind of safe base for each one, I’ve had two babys, one didn’t have the parents it was found in local park so had to bring it up, took about six weeks, then our two on our roof that were about 25 yrs old started to help, we built onto the trailer so it had enough space to stretch its wings, until it was almost flying then put it on roof, it was amazing to see it fly. Last year we had one that was about two weeks old, it was successful and it flew from the garden after about 4-5 weeks. Two weeks ago we had a day old chick fall of our roof, so the parents are here for this one, but have still kept it safe in the trailer as we can’t actually get to the nest, it would have blown straight of again, but now it is three times the size and I believe it should be able to hold its own on the roof, so will be braving the dive poop bombs tomorrow or whenever the wind dies down and put it back, little sweet heart x
I saved a baby seagul that drop on to a lower roof…o couldnt get through to rspca..so i climb out after being told it had been 2 days stuck…i live in the top flat and they all nest up there so i relased it out my window onto the roof …..2 seaguls keep lookin through my window not sure its cus there sayin thankyou or lookin through for baby…did i do the right thing??
Just found a baby seagull – still fluffy, in my courtyard. Went up to the roof and saw that there was another one there so presumed it was from the same family. Covered the chick in a tea towel and carried him/her up to the roof. Removed tea towel from it’s head so that the chick could get it’s bearings (it’s a long way to fall again). Gently released it from the tea towel to re-join family
I have a baby I believe herring gull. I’m feeding him or her sardines and minced clams- eating well. I’ve water out. The baby runs to me when I enter the room. There was no sign of the parent and the bird was on a busy road downtown. I got the call after an hour or so as I’ve rescued older seagulls, squirrels, chipmunks, etc…. this is the youngest gull I’ve had. Definitely not near flying size.
We are in a difficult situation. A common gull nest on our chimney stack has a few chicks in it. One of the chicks fell out of the nest onto the roof of our single storey extension. The parents are very protective of it and are dive bombing us even if we go out into the garden for a few seconds. It is very scary. There is no way we could get the chick back up to the nest – the parents are so aggressive. The chick is still fluffy but quite large. I have put food out of the window onto the extension roof for the bird but it doesn’t seem interested. We just don’t know what to do. RSPB and RSPCA are unable to help as is our local animal sanctuary. It is summer time and our garden is out of bounds and we have a chick that I think would prefer the company of the others in the nest. At a loss as to what to do…
I found a Baby and it was wondering there is a lot of cats around where I live so we put it in a rabbit run its crying to its mom standing on the roof of our brick shed we we’ve fed it but…..
I have a baby seagull out side my bin store and it cannot fly and it is very hungry ,it’s parents are close by.
had two babies on my roof, (with parents). Two nights ago, during the night, the area gulls were kicking up an awful racket. Next day the babies had gone. Do they have night-time predators?
Two baby seagulls in my garden can’t go out as mother attacks got grandchildren and they can’t play out what do I do
A baby gull appeared in our front garden last night here in Troon where the Open Golf Championship is being held. I had first noticed it a few days previously but it had subsequently disappeared. My wife and I fed it but were unable to catch it ,but we eventually managed to coax it into the back garden which is more secluded and secure.
No sign of the parents. We made a makeshift shelter for it and when I came down this morning it was in the shelter and appeared to be sleeping. Fed it again and it is still here, and no sign of the parents. It is about 15 centimetres tall and obviously cant fly yet. Any idea how old it might be? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
Keep up the good work!
hi , heard a thump outside the day before yesterday and a young gull had fallen off the roof (it is one of 3 chicks) it started jumping up and down flapping it’s wings but unable to fly, i contacted local authorities but they said they’re not allowed to put it back in nest (how pathetic) a girl from mspca came and was reluctant to take it back with her as she gets told of if she takes too many birds back, so he ended up in my side garden but im not really happy about this as we do get cats over the wall, we let it out into back garden to let it try and strengthen its wings and water is available for it to drink and preen ,i put dog food out but dont know if it is eating it or if other birds are eating it as it doesnt eat while we are watching its quite big with brown and white feathers and wonder how long before it takes off and will it keep coming back as i dont want to keep feeding it forever as im sure my little terrier wl kill it if he gets near
I’ve got one outside who keeps coming into the garden. He/she is clearly a juvenile, but doesn’t look capable of feeding itself and I’ve not seen it fly. But who knows? It’s parents are getting less protective of it. Since I’m in town but not that much of a busy road, except of schoolchildren the damned bird comes into my garden. He must be a complete moron as he tries to get out by putting his head through a wire fence innumerable times! He gets nowhere. The cats are getting interested (not mine as I have a cat/dog allergy) but the other day when one got too interested the mother seagull dived bombed him. You’ve never seen a black cat run for its life so fast, back home. It was rather funny. Not sure what to do about this damned seagull though. Wakes us up everyday at 5.00 am and goes to bed about 11.00 after being a persistent noise nuisance all day. I’m only 4.8 miles from the sea but this is not an environment for gulls. In any case it’s a dangerous environment for a gull to be in, with cats, dogs, cars and lorries! I never feed the birds or provide them anything as I strongly believe in the survival of the fittest when it comes to animal kingdom. It’s best that way. I guess this critter will bugger off eventually and learn to shit on my car like all the other birds do!
I’d love some advice on this: our neighbors found a 5-6 week seagull and returned it to a nest that I know isn’t the correct one. I’ve been watching this mama and her three babies for the last 6 weeks and this fourth one does not belong. Mama is not happy and chasing the baby whenever it tries to come up to her when she brings food. I’m afraid this baby is going to get hurt or not make it. Is there anything that can be done? The house is a vacation home and I do not know the owners. Any advice would appreciated.
Thanks for all these contributions/ stories. We too have a baby gull in our work car park, its survived 5 days now. I think its got at least another 2 – 3 weeks before it can fly. The parents are not protective as not diving when I’m near it…. not sure what to do as worried its not being fed. Might try the cat food tomorrow and if parents are definitely not taking care of it – hand rear from my garden. Well done everyone whos been rescuing chicks.
Hi.We’re staying at Shaldon,and a few metres away there is a juvenile seagull pacing around and calling for its parents.I’ve seen it flap and try to fly but It didn’t take off,the locals won’t let me feed it to give it energy.There is an adult gull that occasionally perches on a lampost above the juvenile,I think that’s it’s mum\dad.Can you help me?
Yesterday my Little sis found a baby seagull??? and long story so short we have adopted it.we have no clue what they eat and not sure what the age is. but it hasn’t said a word and it’s to young to fly.
I’m worried about two gull fledglings on the ground in a car park. They were on a roof above the entrance to a cinema. The car park is massive but very busy. They were huddled together on a speed hump this morning when I parked for work. This evening they were huddled together still but they had moved. I’ve been worried silly about them all day. How long are they going to be on the ground! There have been lots of babies in that area, I’ve worried nearly everyday about all the babies I’ve seen. One baby was killed on the busy road and it’s mum/dad was flying above the traffic going crazy. It’s so sad. I want to protect them all but just don’t know what to do. Any advice would be apreciated. Thank you.
Thank you for your informative article. I found a young sea gull on a square tonight, that was certainly no baby anymore but it called out and tried to get attention from any adult seagull or even people. No other sea gull appeared to belong with it as I watched it. I had bought it some bread it happily ate and I was just waiting while on hold calling the Animal Ambulance for advice, when a few seagulls flew over and to my happy surprise, it flew off and joined them. Guess this little one was indeed hoping to be fed, but was fortunately not unable to fly. Next time I see a young grown up sea gull, I will not worry too soon!
To all those people who have found seagull chicks fallen off roofs etc beware the RSPCA will routinely put these birds to sleep even on the rare occasion they do agree to take them,I’m not criticising as thousands of seagull chicks fall off roofs in the summer around seaside towns in the UK and they can’t all be dealt with by one charity,better to find a wildlife centre that will agree to take care of them and not all of them are interested in gulls.Failing that take care of it yourself if its in danger and you can’t get it back to the nest. If its injured of course get it to a sympathetic vet and again not all vets care about wildlife so find one that does.
Find something to put it in,a small shed or a dog cage or hutch, put newspaper on the bottom and bowl of water.You can hand feed the chick on pieces fish,raw is best,the baby will open its beak when you hold the piece of fish up in front of it and you pop it in the mouth.If its very young wrap it up in a towel,put it on your lap and open the beak yourself pop the food in do this several times a day every 2 or 3 hours.Also put in a large bowl of fresh water so that it can bathe and waterproof its feathers.
Rescued a young herring gull today not yet fully flight operational sitting on the beach – it followed me, no parents as I walked for well over an hour and it was still there.
I was afraid dogs would get it so I threw my jumper over it and brought it home.
I have a outbuilding where I placed it, with a chair to sit on.
Likes, tuna and sardines lol!!
Outside feeding it I am staying away as I don’t want to get it used to humans.
I know some people hate them – but I could not walk away and leave it to die.
It sits flexing it’s wings, so fingers crossed in a few days when stronger I will take it back to the beach and release it.
I just saw a adult viciously attacking a baby gull on the rooftops outside my window. Not sure if it was the parent or not but i scared off the adult gull and the baby seems to be hiding somewhere not sure how injured it is. Not sure what to do. Why would they attack the young?
I live in a sheltered accomodation block for over 60’s. We have a young seagull in the car park and the parents are diving on people [especially men] who walk past. The RSPCA can’t or won’t do anything about it. Today in this stifling hot weather, I took the little one some water in a bowl whilst ‘Mum’ sat on a nearby wall and watched – she was edgy but fine with me being so close. The youngster began drinking immediately. When I went to peep over the wall to check on it later, with a male companion, ‘Mum’ became very agitated and noisy so we walked away. I have noticed since that they don’t appear to be concerned when any of the ladies walk past, Whilst the men or workmen who are operating in the building always get the dive-bombing treatment!!!
A man who has been visiting with someone in the building chased after the parents with a broom earlier [he thinks he is a hero – quite sad really] and I am seriously afraid he will do them or their chick harm. Is there anything I can do please? I don’t think I would be responsible for my actions if I see him hurt them.
I live in an attic apartment and two baby chicks fell out of the nest on our roof last week , this has happened before and chicks have survived as parents continue to feed them . When i got back from work last night the chick were laying dead on the roof , probably due to the heat. now they are just lying there i cant reach them and have put my window blind down so i dont have to see them its heartbreaking to know they experienced such a horrible death. what can you do when this happens? I have asked the others in the building if we can dismantle the nest for next year, can we do this on grounds of health and safety for the birds?
my daughter rang me said there was a baby seagull in there work car park she asked me to come and get it has she was worried it would get run over we have had a baby before and took it to a wildlife place has how vet couldent take it but this one is about for weeks old and he has been eating tuna and pilards and egg he is doing fine it shouldent be long before he can fly I will take him or her back to where we got him how do you tell the sex of a seagull
could anywhen answer this question at the moment iy is unsafe to go outside front or back two baby seagulls on roof with overprotecting adults with them an on top of that crows are trying to attack the babies we are in the middle of this bird war zone ,now keep hearing don’t touch the birds or whatever what if they cause bodily harm to adults do we have the right to defend ourselves any other animal attacks you its put down ,so do we just stand there an let it peck an say carry on do your worst there needs to be a change in the law when they become aggressive .
Having a quiet beer in my local Wetherspoons garden in Hereford which normally has a number of “landgulls” nesting nearby and they were being particularly vocal. The the screeching got really loud and surprisingly a juvenile gull walked past my table calling presumably for its parent. Surprisingly an adult landed but instead of offering any comfort it attacked the fledgling! This onslaught carried on and the juvenile took flight only to be attacked in flight. It kept returning to the pub garden and every time aggresive adults seemed to arrive screeching!
I don’t understand this behavior, does anyone have a clue?
I found a baby gull with an eye injury. The vet put it down even though I said I would look after it. Furious. Who has ownership????
Hi, I have a young seagull in my garden. It’s not a baby but still very grey and fluffy looking, it seems it’s stuck there as it hasn’t moved for a few hours and it’s hasn’t moved to seek shelter even though it’s raining heavily. It can’t fly but I don’t think it’s injured maybe just too young to fly. Is there anything I can do to help it?
We found a baby seagull and need to know what they eat. We can tell that it is a girl. We did look to see if there were any parents around but none were around.
Thanks to this article it led me to call animal control after witnessing what was clearly an attack on a baby or fledgling from an adult seagull. Quite a disturbing thing to see!
At first I thought it was an adult corraling their baby but it was clearly an attack to the sides of the baby’s head. It did not want to give up and there was some wounds on the head. Was in transit to work and wasn’t about to pick up a wild bleeding animal but thankful for the tip to call animal control. They should be on their way and hopefully a chance to heal and be rehabilitated!
I have a different story. Baby gull on roof which needs urgent repair. How long before gull leaves nest area and parents will not attack
Can anyone help? Iv just witnessed a person purposely drive over and injure/kill a baby seagull iv got the reg plate who can I report it to?
Someone I know has been feeding a juvenile herring gull in a parking lot for a month. It is not emaniciated and no apparent injuries. Its not a chick, it has all its feathers and can fly short distances. Like across the parking lot. It just spends every evening alone in that parking lot. Is that normal? Although I have not physically seen It, I am receiving videos and photos from the person who has decided to feed it sardines late at night which it now looks forward to. It recognizes the persons car and comes running. Local rehabbers are saying leave it alone as it can fly if it chooses to. Any advice I can pass along????
Have a baby seagull which appeared in our back garden yesterday evening. It’s fluffy, it hasn’t got any feathers yet but it’s about 12 inches tall. It’s fallen from the nest which is 3 stories up, about 60-70 feet high. It’s parents are about, there are 10 to 15 seagulls which regularly fly around it’s position so I assume its getting fed. I’ve put a bowl of water out for it and have named it Steven (after the actor). After reading this website and others, I have found your stories interesting. I’ve rung the RSPCA, their nearest office is in Chester, too far from me in Bebington. I don’t know when or if to feed it. I presume it would like pilchards or other type of fish and I could always eat them myself. That’s it. Thank you.
Hi all, I am a scaffolder and have been nursing a seagull Chic as he/she was abandoned. I’ve been feeding it raw fish and giving it fresh water daily. Is this illegal? Just didn’t want the poor thing to die.
Hi iv been feeding a baby seagull that’s fallen off our roof for two days. Its parents are about we put it onto our kitchen flat roof . And parents shouting but didn’t feed. It . And now it’s back in our yard again. He has a washing up bowl of water where he takes a bath and drink and eats pilchards. So that’s his name . Pilchard. Rang rspca. Was told I should of left it alone and I shouldn’t of fed it. Well I have two dogs in yard. So basically the dogs would of had it or it would of starved to death. I thought the rspca were for the protection and to stop cruelty to animals . The rspca don’t want to know they said ring a vets. So we are taking g him tonight to vets if they say they put bird down I bring pilchard back home.
A baby seagull appeared on our 7th floor roof terrace about 5 days ago. It may have fallen from above, but not sure. It can’t fly and is not being fed by a parent. The parent gulls will not land on our terrace, it is too small, they could land on the fence but haven’t seem this happen to date. RSPCA are not interested as the bird is not Injured. I cannot find anywhere to take it. This is causing a big problem for us as we cannot go outside as fear of being attacked. We have given it a bowl of water which it washes in but as for food, it has. Been eating my plants but I don’t think it is nourishing enough. I have tried baby food but doesn’t seem to be taking it. I really don’t know what to do , I think it will probably die of starvation.
Do you have any advice. I thought about getting it into a box and letting it go in the park by me, but not sure.
I live in Bristol city centre.
I would like to know, what do you call a young seagull, do they not have a name?
MY seagull and it’s baby but not it’s mate have disappeared, 3 days now, they were here everyday all summer and now vanished, I miss him and baby so much, I really hope they are ok and I want to know where they are.. do they do this and come back? If so, why are the others all still here?
Found a baby gull in my street today, just stood in the road not moving from on coming cars. I think it’s about 5 weeks old. Broke my heart to think of it being run over so I collected it in a towel and safely into a box. Luckily I wasnt attacked by any of the seagulls around. Not able to fly yet but can run fast! Put it in an open box on my balcony so it could see and call its parents. Now the parents are back and know its alive. I’ve put it in my garden with some kitten food…its eating the lot!!! The parents are circling and calling it but they won’t approach it? Hoping as everything quietens down this evening they will come to it. Worried about cats coming into the garden though, but I’ll have to trust that parents will be protecting it now. Im keeping an eye on the little guy too
When I first saw it I went oh look at that cute baby chick then two seagulls went up to it and I thought there’s it mum and dad but then the started attacking the baby chick and taking its food. I told dad and we waited 50 minutes and it hasn’t gone away. Dad said there’s nothing we can do and it’s parents will attack us. It’s now huddled up on a door step what should we do?
It’s me again
A few moments later we was about to go give it some cat food but then someone who was walking their dog went by and one of the seagulls started pooping on it continually
So that was that we didn’t go 😅🐤🐣🐥ha ha ha
But we are going to check and see if it’s still there in the morning
But we didn’t last night cos we didn’t want to be pooped on
Ha ha ha
Oops sorry I sent the message twice I didn’t know if it had sent ha ha ha
Found a baby seagull yesterday, based on the ones I’ve observed across the street on the rooftop it’s about a month or so old. I’ve called sanctuaries, but here in Bulgaria they are co aidered a menice and don’t take them in. So now it’s on our balcony in my rabbits old huge rabbit cage as we live in an apartment, the balcony is open, and we have 2 dogs. I read somewhere that cat food works, but what else can I do for it. It can’t fly, it’s eaten some fish and plays in the food bowl and even cleans itself when it wets its beak. How can I help this little fluff?
I live in a Bungalow behind a B&B and gulls built a nest on the flat roof i know both parents take turns sitting on the nest but I went up every day with fresh food and water now the chicks are born I go up and sit on the top step and they come over to me and take food from my hand they have never attacked me even when sitting in my garden with my grandchildren having a picnic and the youngest kept throwing food up in the air if other seagulls come they fly at them to chase them off and they do not constantly squark as seagulls usually do it seems they know I will feed them so do not try to take my food yesterday one of the chicks came right up to me and settled down by my leg I stroked it’s head and it didn’t move my family call me the bird lady
I’ve got a baby seagull in my garden right now,,I’ve just read a comment about feeding them cat food so that’s what I’m going to do,,wish I could give him a cuddle,,he’s so fluffy 👶🐣🐤🐥
There’s what looks like a juvenile seagull in the apartment building backyard. There’s no chance to get in on the 4 storey roof. It’s pretty much closed off in the inner yard. We’re going to check on it and try to feed it and make a nest out of an old rug. Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Hi, we have found a baby gull in our covered drain, we think it’s fallen down the drain pipe, it’s not injured, and we can’t get to the nest to return it, any advice please?
Hi where I live it’s a sea side town so we have lots of herring gulls we have a pair that nests every year and I must admit that I have always fed the adults so when the chicks have come I Don’t get bombarded by the adults and when the chicks fledge the parents take them to the patio door as if to say these are our babies do you like them I have always given the gulls cat biscuits which they enjoy and the wee ones soon cotton on.
I have a herring gull that visits everyday, has done for the past 2yrs. I pop scrapps out for him. He has nested on my roof this year and has had his own family. He now is bring his young. Its a lovely sight. I can get quite close as he obviously trusts me so have been able to film some great videos, and take some excellent pictures.