I like to get a cup of coffee in the morning or a fish taco for lunch and watch the waves. The gulls know that you have food, and they want it! This bird stood on the hood of my car staring me down for my snack. There is a windshield between us- but I was not intimidated. Oh no. That is a lifeguard stand right there down the hill. Just a short scream away. Back off birdie, back off.