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Hungry seagulls had to peck holes in the ice ... that's how cold it was in Dublin this morning

Were they actually fishing — or were they just biding their time until the local Spar opened?

SURE, YOU MAY have had to spend half an hour scraping the frost from your windscreen this morning…

But spare a thought for the herring gull population of Dublin — the poor creatures had to smash holes in the ice on the Royal Canal just to get to their breakfast.

Alex Brennan Kearns snapped the above pic just outside Dublin’s Dockland’s station, near the IFSC, just before 8.30am.

We’re not sure whether the determined birds have managed to land their frozen catch as yet.  But if past behaviour is anything to go by, expect to see them lurking outside a nearby Spar later instead— possibly attempting to dispossess young children of their lollipops.

How was the icy weather in your area? Let us know at or on Twitter @thejournal_ie.

Read: Have seagulls ‘lost the run of themselves’? We looked into it…

Read: Senator Ned O’Sullivan is stepping up his campaign against seagulls

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