Sammy the Seagull with wonky leg still demanding attention

There have been various comments in the Visitors Book at Mandalay about a seagull, who for the sake of identity, we will call Sammy, who hangs around the cottage constantly, in the hopes that the occupants will chuck some bread out for him.

Sammy has a gammy left leg, but this seems to be an advantage when begging for scraps

Sammy has a gammy left leg, but this seems to be an advantage when begging for scraps

The distinguishing feature of Sammy from the other gulls is that he (or possibly she) has a gammy leg, which makes perching on the edge of the decking something of a problem, particularly if there is any sort of wind.
Anyway, after the sudden late fall of snow yesterday, it was interesting to see that not only was sammy still around, but as I was sitting reading the newspaper, he was squawking indignantly outside demanding food.

If in doubt, sit on the edge of the deck to remind people you are still there

If in doubt, sit on the edge of the deck to remind people you are still there

To make a point, he then squatted on the top of the decking, facing into the wind, in the hopes that visibility would bring its own rewards.

Lets hope that Sammy is around for years to come, as there is no doubt that he provides entertainment to our visitors, and they in turn make his survival against the odds a bit easier.

Just to remind you that I have got a gammy leg

Just to remind you that I have got a gammy leg

A few quick circuits to remind the occupants of Mandaly that sustenance is needed

A few quick circuits to remind the occupants of Mandalay that sustenance is needed