Spent some time in the lakeside hide at Gosforth Park this morning with the Black-headed Gulls and their chicks holding centre stage early on. Life for a chick can be a painful learning curve. Make sure you approach your own parents if you are going to beg for food because if you get it wrong you are going to get a good pecking or stomping for your trouble. Meanwhile back on the platform the Common Terns have young also but they aren't going far. Their parents however get involved in some entertaining squabbles.