Seagull= a popular name for a gull.
Gull= a long-winged web-footed seabird with a raucous call, typically having white plumage with a grey or black mantle.
Plumage=a bird's feathers collectively.
Ledge: a narrow horizontal surface projecting from a wall, cliff, or other surface.
Flap= (of a bird) move (its wings) up and down when flying or preparing to fly.
plateau (N)- an area of flat land that is higher than the land around it.
scold (v)- to speak angrily to somebody, especially a child, because they have done something wrong
ascending (adj) - increasing in size or importance.
gnaw (v)- bite at or nibble something persistently.
persistently (adv)- continuously
trot (v) : run at a moderate pace
daintily(adverb): in a careful way that suggests good manners
Means (N): a way of achieving or doing something
precipice (n) : very steep rock face/cliff
beneath (Preposition): under somebody / something
Brink (N): the extreme edge of land
Doze (V): to sleep lightly for a short time
Preen (V): for a bird to make its feathers smooth with its beak
Hump (N): a large mass that sticks out above the surface of something, especially the ground
Scrape (V): rubbing against a hard surface
Whet (V): to increase your desire for or interest in something
Self-reliance (n): Reliance on one's own powers and resources rather than those of others.
Soar (V)= to fly very high in the air or remain high in the air
Swoop (V) = to fly quickly and suddenly downwards, especially in order to attack somebody/something
Commence (V) = to begin something