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internet boat experts 25 67.57%
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Old 26-07-2013, 12:03   #1
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Experts and Seagulls

So what do CF members find more annoying, "experts" or seagulls? (some one sent me this topic figuring it would make another Don quality thread so cut me a little more slack than normal)

Just thinking quickly it seems to me that:
- when seagulls crap on your boat it isn't personal
- seagulls like all boats equally (even power boats)
- seagulls know their stuff the hard way and didn't get it from a book
- seagulls like your cooking ............. period
- seagulls don't really care if you like them or not
- most of us have had a beer or 2 with a seagull
- seagulls always give way on the water to you no matter what tack you are on
- if you had to eat one, salsa probably goes better with seagull
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Old 26-07-2013, 12:22   #2
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Re: experts and seagulls

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- if you had to eat one, salsa probably goes better with seagull
I like my "experts" well-roasted...

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Old 26-07-2013, 12:38   #3
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Re: experts and seagulls

If I ignore a seagull it will go away
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Old 26-07-2013, 16:38   #4
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There can be only one..........
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Old 26-07-2013, 16:44   #5
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With almost 30 different seagull types in North America no way could I make a comparison between generic seagull or an expert. Take the ivory gull and compare it too say Bonaparte gull. No way are you kidding and now your jumping species to human expert compared to a seagull with no indication of variety. If I were doing this poll I would explain what type of expert and exact species of gull. Jeez
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Re: experts and seagulls

And, pigeons are just seagulls on shore duty.
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Re: experts and seagulls

DonL once again you have given us much insight to the lowly gull, whom might actually be Buddha in disguise. One spring, I was climbing up on top of my pilot house to remove the 5 gallon bucket from the stove pipe, when I came face to face with a very angry Herring Gull, and after I left the bird flew off and I went back up to remove the bucket, and there was a nest with 2 eggs in it. It was then I knew that, I was not coming down to the boat often enough. They always seem to leave these yacked up hair/feather/bone balls on my deck, I view it as a sign of affection, an homage so to speak. They completely ignore my plastic owl on a stick, they do pay attention to the Bald Eagles that come around. Sometimes the eagles leave a present also, a connected set of seagull wings with no body. The question I have always had about seagull behavior is when one gull finds something to eat, instead of just eating it and flying away, it starts squawking until other gulls come and fight it for the food, and usually while the original finder is fighting with the other gulls, some completely different gull swoops down and flies off with the booty, only to have it stolen mid flight by some completely different gull. Me, I would eat and then squawk. Maybe it is genetic and they can't help themselves, like a reflex action.
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DonL once again you have given us much insight to the lowly gull, whom might actually be Buddha in disguise. ................... The question I have always had about seagull behavior is when one gull finds something to eat, instead of just eating it and flying away, it starts squawking until other gulls come and fight it for the food, and usually while the original finder is fighting with the other gulls, some completely different gull swoops down and flies off with the booty, only to have it stolen mid flight by some completely different gull.
Maybe you are on to something and the squawking is Buddha's way of sharing. Makes sense now.
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Its easy to ignore what an 'expert' writes. Not so easy to ignore what a gull delivers.
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Re: experts and seagulls

I knew that if I waited long enough there would be a thread on here that makes sense to me.

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my cat kills annoying seagulls... one cannot kill a supposed expert.
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You don't see many seagulls sitting in armchairs. That is a plus, but then, you don't see many with a bucket, so that is a minus.

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