BOG may already know of the 'possible' breeding in 2009
of Herring Gull on the roof at the City Hall in Bradford City centre so if
you do I apologise for my tale below!!!
Firstly I walk from Nelson Street and catch the bus opposite the City Hall
on Channing Way in the city centre about 5 days a week. And also I
sometimes patrol that area as part of my beat. Last year around April/May I
saw and heard a pair of Herring Gulls in that area.
Now Common gull are regular in the city centre but not Herring. I thought
the birds were just passing through but then a few days later I saw one gull
(about 3 times ) flying over the City Hall and gradually start to descend
and finally land on the building.
2009 was a busy year for me and the incident slipped my mind. However, on
Sunday 4th of April as I was approaching the site I heard and saw 2 Herrings
flying over the same location as last year. The birds appeared to be in
When I worked for the Council I had a tour around the City Hall and the area
that faces Nelson street does have a small flat roof which is not visible
from the ground.
I will start to pay more attention to what is going on ' if anything at all