It looks like flying all day has lost its appeal for one seagull who seems to be doing everything he can to get hired as a traffic reporter.
Sure, in the world of birds show-offs like peacocks may get all the attention, but one London seagull has decided it's his time to shine.
On Monday workers at London's TfL Traffic News spotted a seagull pecking around one of their traffic cams so they decided share a pic of the rather photogenic bird with their followers on Twitter, writing "Happy Monday..."
Sure enough the persistent bird showed up for work on Tuesday, so the TfL team posted another pic with the caption "Guess who's back?!"
By day three the regal looking seagull was starting to gain a following.
Due to popular demand, a quick update from our reporter just north of the Blackwall Tunnel..... https://t.co/NxKVMqGca3— TfL Traffic News (@TfL Traffic News)1556626632.0
This time sharing a clip of the now infamous seagull the team wrote "Due to popular demand, a quick update from our reporter just north of the Blackwall Tunnel....."
As far as audition tapes go we think the bird nailed it and Twitter seemed to agree. Just a day after being posted the short clip gained almost 2 million views and over 50,000 likes on Twitter.
Get this bird a job.
Once word got out it didn't take long for people to start flocking Twitter.
@TfLTrafficNews @martin466004 https://t.co/OONmQQet6v— Jeremy Clitheroe (@Jeremy Clitheroe)1556643190.0
@TfLTrafficNews https://t.co/UFfHEfZP4b— 🌸 Julia 🍷 👠👠 (@🌸 Julia 🍷 👠👠)1556644935.0
@aimeebatchelor1 @TfLTrafficNews https://t.co/OHLJ9mQ9o3— Tom Rothberg (@Tom Rothberg)1556657391.0
@TfLTrafficNews @KirstyMuir20 This is brilliant https://t.co/SFST3qD9kS— Clare Masterton (@Clare Masterton)1556653879.0
And soon the bird puns started flying across the thread.
@ClaireChesney @TfLTrafficNews @k_macquarrie “Now over to Ernie, with a bird’s eye view of the traffic.”— Alex Wozniak (@Alex Wozniak)1556647707.0
@TfLTrafficNews @AmigaBeanbag Wait, that’s no reporter, just how gullible do you think we are?— tuupplop (@tuupplop)1556628806.0
@TfLTrafficNews @Frommers And back to you Evan Beaxter!! 😂🤣🐦 #news https://t.co/by1xe3KXsQ— Courtney Knox (@Courtney Knox)1556642019.0
@CourtneyKnox26 @TfLTrafficNews @Frommers Toucan play at that game— Audrey Buchan (@Audrey Buchan)1556649591.0
@TfLTrafficNews Beware of Brunswick Road. Traffic is all fowled up.— My name is Alex (@My name is Alex)1556640401.0
"We are still waiting for confirmation that the chicken has indeed crossed the road. Back to you." https://t.co/aj35RaO2Eq— Liz Dueweke 🐾 (@Liz Dueweke 🐾)1556631174.0
Sure he can't talk, and he's always late for meetings but it seems like the job is his if he wants it.
@TfLTrafficNews This is the best traffic reporter that I have ever seen #trafficreporterseagull— theclaudinegarley (@theclaudinegarley)1556657607.0
@JenBartram @TfLTrafficNews An absolute natural— Tom Carter (@Tom Carter)1556644707.0
@TfLTrafficNews Better then Mike Brown— catinthehat (@catinthehat)1556634131.0
@TfLTrafficNews handsome lad tbf— Hughboo (@Hughboo)1556626697.0
@TfLTrafficNews Will your new reporter be receiving its own Twitter account?— Ian Sadler (@Ian Sadler)1556638022.0
Let's just hope he doesn't decide to fly the coop.