Herring gull chicks would rather have fish than your chips, finds study

Herring gull chicks would rather have fish than your chips, finds study

Rescued chicks favour seafood, suggesting they turn to urban diet as adults from necessity rather than preference

Herring gulls have wrecked many a harbourside picnic, pouncing on unsuspecting people trying to enjoy a Cornish pasty, a sandwich or a bag of chips.

But a study from the University of Exeter suggests that gull chicks prefer seafood even after being raised on a diet of the sort of scraps found around humans.

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