Living by the seaside I have become very impressed with seagulls. They were on my mind for the Bird Automata Test Track work, partly because Marey studied gulls. They fly (mostly glide) very elegantly. My Herring Gull skeleton is also very beautiful but has been mounted with it legs in a strange position – maybe as if to take off – while the gulls around here all have their legs perpendicular to their torso (so the legs would drop straight down from the knee joint behind the wing. The skeleton is to provide dimensional information in case I get round to making a full sized bird automaton.