I has some luck with Seagulls at Morecambe and then at Blackpool. The birds seem to be quite used to the people around them and getting crumbs of food as well. I was not complaining as I was getting some practice with the camera.
I started 'Travel Tales from India' my India Travel Blog in 2005 and it has become an anchor for my travel writing. My blog was once linked at BBC and The Guardian.