I've never liked seagulls. Noisy dive-bombing pieces of shit. I've hated them even more since they picked off half the offspring of bluetits that nested, and we helped nurture, in our back garden.
The vision of that gull scooping up and eating the little mites as they tried to take to flight was heartbreaking. Two minutes out of the nest and down a gulls acid ridden stomach. If I'd have caught that gull that day I'd have had no qualms in snapping the nasty fuckers' beak off. We did manage to capture 4 out of the 8 young and saw them off to safety (via the R.S.P.C.A. in case any pedants were wondering!).
I have however, warmed to this little chap. Now, if only more followed this young bird's example there would be no reason for eating any more fledglings!