Queueing for Chips

By mrswoolybill
Some while ago I posted a picture of the queue at the Magpie Cafe, Whitby. We were back there last week and I looked at the queue a few times but it was always boring (though lunch was excellent!).
So I thought I'd give you a different queue for chips.
Most of the seagulls were behaving the way that gulls usually do when food is anywhere in the vicinity. But these had obviously been much better brought up. They were orderly and well-mannered, waiting patiently in line, no squabbling or queue-jumping - terribly British.
I have a couple more uploads at least from the day, but nothing of the harbour piers or Abbey, I'm afraid. Annette (Nettles) mentioned comfort zones the other day - this is definitely mine.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Whitby Seagulls Chips Gulls Queue Fish and chips Wildlife and nature Portraits and people Humour and fun

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AngelaR 13 155 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 8:03AM
Very polite lot - seagulls are always fascinating, if noisy. Love the comp and the couple enjoying their lunch.

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Nettles 11 England
7 Aug 2007 8:05AM
Well you are so good at people watching, but your picture yesterday was excellent so I do hope you venture out of the comfort zone again soon.
I think the birds are waiting for a piece of fish.
These birds always amaze me how they will fight over chips with salt and vinegar on.
Great capture Moira, nice shot.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 8:06AM
Good capture
Obviously a better breed of pigeon. Dare I say its because they are northern!
I hope I don't get shot for saying that!
Good shot Moira and I see there is some rust and blue paint in your picture too. Like the fish you seem hooked!
AntHolloway 12 168 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 8:11AM
Well spotted and set in context.

7 Aug 2007 8:26AM
Excellent capture Moira,
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
7 Aug 2007 8:35AM
Fantastic capture Moira.
I think we have all the bully boys of the seagull brigade down here, if you're not careful they'll swoop down on you & take the food right out of your hand as you go to put it in your mouth.
Our council has had to put notices up asking people not to feed them, because when the holiday-makers are not there, the birds attack the bins, & what a mess that is.
Take care.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 8:38AM
Oh lovely, this made me smile - even the gulls know to queu up orderly in GB!
Beautiful and entertaining factor.
jaspernina 11 1.0k Wales
7 Aug 2007 9:26AM
Lovely candid, well done.

Barbaraj 11 450 England
7 Aug 2007 9:36AM
The gull queue Fascinating.
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 9:40AM
O no, still not a good idea to feed gulls, always spells trouble, if not then, certainly for the future. Sad
A great shot though. Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 9:56AM
The thing with the queue for the Magpie was that the charming man ahead of us noticed me putting my D70 away, mentioned that he hadn't brought his D50 with him and was already regretting it, and we embarked on a photographic/travel conversation that lasted until we were ushered in to our tables-for-two...
fossilized 13 79 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 10:21AM
Lol.... love it! Well spotted.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
7 Aug 2007 10:23AM
Wonderfully funny capture with some nice rust and flaking paint as a bonus.
imagio 11 12 1 England
7 Aug 2007 10:24AM
Excellent shot Moira

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Aug 2007 12:51PM
It's a more orderly queue than my chippie.I did notice the ''bonus'' But after the last comment I gave you.I will give my tongue a rest.Another well seen image Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 1:01PM
OK, correction, this is within my comfort zoneS. But then in Whitby you can't really move for rust and peeling paint.
Thanks everyone, got to go - I don't think I can ignore the ironing much longer... !
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
7 Aug 2007 1:41PM
They certainly do appear to be an orderly bunch! Much more mannerly than most.
Glad you like the sculptures today. The best part is, I believe these are all installed at the artist's own expense. There are hundreds of them, all very different....like humans.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 1:50PM
they really are well behaved, must be your influence Moira, a great capture,
SuperRoo 11 63 2 Australia
7 Aug 2007 2:25PM
Wonderful candid shot Moira... which I'm sure many of us can relate to. Smile

SandraKay Plus
11 233 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 3:30PM
Superb capture, Moira.
wyatturp 12 2 England
7 Aug 2007 3:54PM
queue here for a -------click and a chip---LOL

mikears 13 89 Canada
7 Aug 2007 4:11PM
NIce shot!! You see this kind of thing all the time!!

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Aug 2007 5:05PM
A delightful candid--Tons of fun in this one!

summ3r 11 26 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 5:24PM
very well spotted
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
7 Aug 2007 6:03PM
Dont queue !
Go to the Take-away just down the street a short way and you will find them very good and save a couple of bob as well.

A picture full of interest.

7 Aug 2007 6:36PM
Smashing candid and title Moira. My next upload is a Seagull too! You have a habit of beating me to it. Mind you, mine isn't quite like this. Smile
All the best to you,

John Smile
JudeC 11 6 3 England
7 Aug 2007 6:48PM
No. 30 - brill shot - JudeC
7 Aug 2007 7:47PM
More British than many British I suspect - great image Moira!

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
7 Aug 2007 7:49PM
great cand image. It must be good when you know what your next image posting is going to be. I always struggle.
Mounters 11 85 2 England
7 Aug 2007 9:01PM
Well seen and composed, it has all the essentials of a great candid
Why do people have to feed the seagulls!!!!
Great shot Moira.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
7 Aug 2007 10:35PM
You certainly are in your comfort zone with this type of photography and you do it so well. Another great candid. Well spotted and well taken.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 10:53PM
Oh what a beautifully organised bunch of very well behaved birds.
A lovely shot.

Rogerex 11 32 12 Australia
8 Aug 2007 1:58AM
Better behaved than our Aussie seagulls! It is always interesting to watch their behaviour when food is around. Nicely caught.
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 7:14AM
fabulous shot the gulls in a queue well seen & taken .
Will look at the ones I have missed been out trying to get steam shots
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 7:27AM
well spotted and captured moira they do look well behaved great shot.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
8 Aug 2007 7:33AM
As ever Moira you have a great eye for the photo opportunity. Well done!

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
8 Aug 2007 9:52AM
this made me smile -cheers
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 6:49PM
This made me laugh Moria normally they fight over the slightest mouthful of food, a good bird trainer pulled them into line
Well spotted
8 Aug 2007 7:24PM
Great shot... they are very cheeky aren't they?

helen x
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
9 Aug 2007 1:42AM
Nice picture.
Nice to see them behaving themselves, for a change. Must be an effect of global warming, lol.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
9 Aug 2007 8:56PM
You have a brilliant eye Moira.
23 Aug 2007 10:07AM
John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
26 Aug 2007 10:09PM
Nicely observed shot with a great description. John

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