After this week's beach experience, I must report that sea birds do not necessarily behave the same way as other "normal" birds. I found this one to be loud, aggressive, too ready to use his
very sharp beak, and -- he wanted to chase me instead of letting me do the chasing.
Normally I love to be chased, but the squawking was a bit annoying.
It appeared he was just a baby with a flying issue. Not a good outlook for him, so we