apparently, sea lions, seagulls, and great blue herons find bagpipes irresistible. A grand total of 5 gulls, 4 sea lions, and 2 great blue herons joined me for my entire 1 hour practice by the beach last night. they never moved. in fact, the sea lions were getting alarmingly close towards the end. oh, the power I have over animals... if only I could harness it, there would never be a need for that goddamn electrofisher ever again...