There's a pair of gulls on the grass outside my house padding (we call it) for worms, they are there every day just lately, must be easier than fishing for their dinner! Never have seen any other bird doing it except for - funnily enough the buzzard this morning in the back field evidently trying to feed on the earth worms too, but not padding, I'll put up some photos later.
Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
Hi John, as Gaynor says Seagulls do it quite often. I also had a Buzzard that did it regularly at our previous house. With the Doves it could be part of their mating ritual!
In reply to nairnred:
Haven't really heard nor seen it, but will watch out for it now .
In reply to Martin A:
I regularly see herring gulls doing it. Collared doves are a new one for me, though!
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
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