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A solitary herring gull, blown in from the south coast, seemed to be playing on the freezing cauldron of air. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A solitary herring gull, blown in from the south coast, seemed to be playing on the freezing cauldron of air. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The commonest gull in seaside towns in summer is the herring gull. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It became clear what when six herring gulls pounced on the remains of their chips and batter. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Herring gulls would do the job just as well. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Herring gulls steal the fish they bring to their young one. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Herring gulls are highly protective of their offspring and will attack anyone who gets too close. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But they are no longer herring gulls. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Herring gulls have a 1.5 metre wingspan and are naturally bold. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Herring gulls are now largely city birds, not seaside birds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Herring gulls are also nowadays frequent dwellers in inland towns, nesting on the top of tall buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At present the adults are protected, although you can destroy herring gulls' eggs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The population of herring gulls has steadily increased since the 1970s, as has the number of complaints. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Another change in their habits is that they now nest, like herring gulls, on city rooftops. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The answer is that the rural herring gull, used to scavenging off fishermen, has lost its food source. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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