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I am known as a sky rat, or a beach thief, most call me a seagull and a nuisance. I love to fly across the ocean freely, soaring with my wings spread while darting into the water. I see a photographer, maybe I will be featured, instead I go unnoticed as whales are surfacing. My eyes are keen as I search for crustaceans. Feeling bored I decide to move onto the beach. I tease humans with my little show and dance, always winning a few scraps for my troubles. No one knows my struggles to exist with my flock, we squabble, fight and bully for food until bloodshed. Crabs are our delicacy, it’s like finding the jackpot. I will win you over with my beauty and charisma, until you leave me with your lunch as you swim. It then becomes all mine, except for the wrappers. Yes, my reputation precedes me again! 7/09/2020 Contest: Bird Poetry Contest Sponsor: Constance La France

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Date: 7/26/2020 5:38:00 AM
I find the sounds and flights of seagulls really fascinating. Love the journey of this one Tania. Congratulations on your win. Blessings and love :)
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 7/26/2020 7:38:00 AM
Thank you Aditi!
Date: 7/17/2020 8:21:00 PM
this is adorable. Love the line about the wrappers!! BIG congrats, Tania.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 7/17/2020 8:48:00 PM
Thank you Andrea :)
Date: 7/16/2020 4:04:00 AM
Tania, congratulations on your win in my bird contest with this excellent poem, a FAV for me and I like the image too _Constance
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Date: 7/16/2020 5:10:00 AM
Thank you Constance for your wonderful comments and the fav! :) The pic was taken by my husband at the beach, we enjoyed watching the seagull and his shenanigans!
Date: 7/13/2020 1:40:00 AM
Lovely dear Tania. Congratulations on your TOP WIN..A FAVE>>>
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 7/13/2020 5:08:00 AM
Thank you and thanks for the fav!
Date: 7/12/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back with congratulations!!! Hugs! xomo :)))
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 7/13/2020 5:08:00 AM
Thank you Mo! hugs
Date: 7/12/2020 9:28:00 PM
Great imagery and info on the sea gull. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 7/13/2020 5:08:00 AM
Thank you Eve, hugs
Date: 7/9/2020 5:58:00 PM
I am a fan of the Herring Gull, and of this poem :))) I just shared on FB a video of a Herring Gull on a busy city sidewalk swallowing a huge rat, whole, so impressive. ! My best to you in the contest, xomo!
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Date: 7/9/2020 6:22:00 PM
Thank you MO, I love herring gulls as well. They always get a bad rap though! Gorgeous birds, the pic with my poem my husband took when we were at the beach.