"The Birds" is not my favorite Hitchcock movie. I think, it's an unrealistic, boring and stupid movie. I don't have problems with unrealistic and/or stupid movies, but a boring movie is a deadly sin!
On our first evening in Poreč the weather was still warm enough to sit outside and have dinner on a terrace. In late October and early in November are only few tourists in the restaurants, so the seagulls can't feast on the leftovers very often. We were still reading the menu, when the first seagulls showed up. Within a couple of minutes more and more seagulls appeared. After dinner was served, they became even more and therefore more and more barefaced. In the end the cook took care of them - and us - throw some leftovers from the kitchen into the sea to give them a "target" far away from us.
I really think different about "The Birds" since this evening!