Right, so we left Bernard the Black Headed Gull in a right old state because he couldn’t land elegantly in the water which made him the butt of many a joke in the Black Headed Gull Community!
Here he is looking suitably sad….
There’s always a bully about eh? Here he is taunting and teasing poor Bernard from the top of his roof with his cronies hanging about!
“Neh neh neh neh neh!” scoffed Bruiser Black Headed Gull, “Bernard the Bellyflop!”
Something in Bernard snapped at that moment…..
The gang of 8 became quiet until Gull 1 (as he was known to his friends) heard something behind him…”Cor blimey!” he said….”Duck!!”
‘Duck’ was of course in response to Bernard flying terribly low overhead as opposed to the dear little creature that I love so much!
It was at that moment that the clouds cleared and angels voices were heard as Bernard drew all his strength and determination about him…..
Could he do it?
Could he land without bellyflopping?
He spread his wings magnificently and things looked good!
He landed and managed to keep his chin out of water!
….and turned! Bernard you little beauty!
You do have to wonder though if any of the Black Headed Gull community actually cared very much!
But to this day, Bernard much prefers the shallows!
See Ya xx