Have you noticed how quiet it is in Rye? I don’t mean the absence of cars and people (relatively speaking) in the streets. No, the raucous cries and squabbles of the seagulls are missing. Does anyone know the reason they appear to have deserted us? This morning was our dustbin day and the street cleaner had an easy task.
Where have all the seagulls gone?
Gone from roof tops every one
Dustbin day no more a sight
Of litter causing ugly blight.
We put it down to lack of trippers,
Many fewer fish and chippers
Are we sad to see them go?
Wait till spring and we’ll let you know.
Image Credits: Seana Lanigan , K.Bird .