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.
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.
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.