The Plan: Make a model K-Mart on Robert Street out of food purchased at the K-Mart, then make a video of the parking lot gulls consuming the model.
Attempt #1: Unsuccessful in that the gulls would not touch the structure itself (made mostly of Twinkies), even after about an hour of open buffet time. This would certainly not have been a problem had this project taken place in Massachusetts. New Bedford gulls would have attacked even before we could safely move away from the food.
Attempt #2: Model plan was shelved in favor of a less threatening 2D rendering of the K-Mart made of graham crackers and bread. No assistant (husband) was available on this day; by the time the dinner bell rang the flock of about thirty gulls had dwindled down to just three semi-interested characters. Then a bearded man emerged from the K-Mart with some kind of food (Funions?) and began to feed them at his end of the parking lot. My gulls left to check out his vittles which, by the way, they were also disinterested in.
Attempt #3: The third and final attempt produced acceptable results, except that there was an equipment failure at a crucial juncture. The camera I use (a still with HD video) has a pre-set twelve minute limit on video. This was discovered in time and corrected but about two minutes of feeding were missed.
How did it turn out? Check back in a couple weeks to see the final video.