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our beloved roof flock "share" space with gulls(big herring gulls)who are breeding at moment,and in ajoining tree right next to roof is a family of crows,,im amazed because they all seem to coexist quite well,being within feet of each other with no skirmishes,the gulls do swoop sometimes and the pigeons disperse but come right back,is this the same everywhere?
 

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I get Woodies, Stock Doves, Crows and Magpies generally mixing ok and feeding at the same time in the garden. I now have Mr and Mrs Puddle Duck, a pair of ducks that drop in twice a day for a feed and a bath in the pond. I did see all of them at one time yesterday, but generally they have a 'pecking' order, like an unwritten law that says, Crows first, with Maggies jumping in and out to grab the odd crumb. Then the Woodies and Stock Doves can eat with the ducks.

My resident ferals are terrified of the ducks as they sit on their roof quacking. I don't think they've seen such big birds before and are so scared when they come.

The only minus point is the Sparrow Hawks that sometimes swoop into the gardens from the field next door, they know there are birds feeding there.
Apart from them obviously, the others do seem to co-exist quite happily.
 

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I don't know, but here sometimes the crows and gulls will bully the pigeons. Don't know why. Even if I give all different sets their own shares of food, they'll sometimes go after the pigeons. As a rule, if I see gulls or crows around pigeons, I save some bread for them and put it far away from the pigeons and then feed the pigeons seed. This allows everyone to eat in peace.
 

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'My' pigeons share the roof across the street with Herring Gulls and they seem to co-exist pretty well. I've seen the young gulls (gull squeakers? :) ) wandering around amid the pigeons without disturbing them.

But the resident Crows ... they don't trouble the pigeons, but they sure do like to dive bomb the gulls who nest by the chimney stacks. What a tussle it is sometimes!

John
 

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the crows seem to mind their own business,i live near teh sea and there are a lot of gulls,the small blackhead gulls are ok but the herring gulls can be aggressive,even with people,i had one on fence last week,,close up,i didnt realise how big they actually are,they are not interested in the food i feed pigeons with(i use a pigeon feeding station,covered)but they do tend to come in if there is bread put out(not by me,my husband does sometimes)
 

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Oh, I thought from the title that this was one of those "your favorite things" threads. :p Of course, gulls, crows and pigeons are three of my favorite things hehe. And they do eat together frequently around these parts, too. ;)
 

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One time a sea gull landed on my roof with my pigeon flock. Another time a baby crow landed and joined them. Another time a mourning dove did, too.

Then a hawk decided to do the same. My pigeons didn't like him and they all scattered. I even got a video where some adult crows decided to chase and harass my pigeons, but I enjoyed it because those adult crow harasses the hawks as well.
 

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hi in my experience when i had a resident flock of pigeons i did see a group of crows chase one of the pigeons trying to catch it and possibly kill it. i did catch the pigeon later and apart from an old wound wasnt much wrong with it. think she was depressed for some reason. on youtube someone has posted a video of a seagull trying to swallow a pigeon. sorry dont have the link but its not nice.
 

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Please be careful with the big herring gulls they can tear a pigeon apart in no time flat. I guess the crows could too but maybe just keep your eyes open for a possible injury on the pigeons. They get along and give space to one another but you never know when one may get too close
 

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Please be careful with the big herring gulls they can tear a pigeon apart in no time flat. I guess the crows could too but maybe just keep your eyes open for a possible injury on the pigeons. They get along and give space to one another but you never know when one may get too close
i had injured feral pige recently!i think perhaps his injuries stemmed from gull,,the gulls are breeding just now,i live near sea and we do have lot of big herring gulls,they are aggressive with people too,im lucky in aspect that the pigeons go to crane to roost in evening,leaving gulls to nest on unused chimney,and the gulls are off on hunt for food most of daytime,the crows nest on tree,high up next to pigeons roof,luckily its quite easy to scare the gulls away,just a shout or noise gets them going,but they are nesting and breeding,i reckon they will be super aggressive soon when the babies hatch,ill be keeping a watch over any developments,i wish them no harm but i dont want them hurting pigeons,i have seen gulls swoop on little kids eating ice cream at local park,and any litter that thoughtless visitors drop (we have a 3 month funfair in summer so it attracts lots of visitors)
 
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