Email from Bernadette:
"We went to the playground. There were hundreds of geese and gulls!!!!!! The kids from the school were out making lots of noise and the birds stayed on the far side of the field. But then the kids went back in. I felt a knot in the pit of my stomach. They looked like they were staying on their side, so I thought not so bad. Turned back to watching the boys. All of a sudden it sounded like hurricane force winds. Something had set them off and waves of them were taking off and wheeling around screaming. Needless to say, the boys were somewhat freaked out, as was I. We left in a hurry."