Onlookers gasped in delight yesterday as thousands of seagulls flocked to a beach in Portugal.
The hungry gulls fought over the remains of the catch brought in by fisherman at Costa de Caparica beach near Lisbon.
The stunning sight reportedly occurs up to four or five times a day when locals take the best of the fish selection leaving the gulls to feed on the leftovers.
Seagulls are large aggressive and noisy birds and can measure up to 68cm from bill to tail and have a wingspan up to 85cm.
They typically feed on fish and worms and will look for food up to 50 miles from their nest.