A recent spate of bad press for their species has caused uproar in the British seagull community, with stories such as the Daily Star's "Psycho Seagulls Keep Out Illegals" circulating in avian social media circles.
The Daily Star's front page, which focused on a story about "psycho" seagulls stopping migrants from travelling to the UK from Calais, was deemed "defamatory to the species" by most, but the right-wing corners of seagull media are lauding it as a triumph.
Religious extremists have also been involved, decrying the story that humans couldn't be banned from feeding seagulls because it "violates religious rights".
هاهاها الكفار سخيفة.
وستتيح لنا طعامهم وإلا فإننا سوف أعتبر بالقوة. pic.twitter.com/SebqGdPXyd— Abu Hamzeagull (@AbuHamzeagull) July 22, 2015
Meanwhile the more centred right-wingers have been arguing over the UK government's "war on seagulls".
And then there was David Cameron's admittance that a seagull had "stolen his ham".
This is the smoking gun that started the war on seagulls. Mark my words. We've been dragged into this war by a toff thief.— Socialist Seagull (@LeftieSeagull) July 22, 2015
And then the entertainment-frenzied side of the species clocked on to news that Simon Cowell had been forced to buy tiny crash helmets for his dogs because seagulls kept pecking their heads.
Meanwhile various sections of the avian community were shocked and dismayed to hear of Truro council's decision to temporarily blind birds to stop them eating peoples' chips.