A man has denied trying to shoot a gull on Christmas Eve.
William Forrest is alleged to have attempted to kill the wild bird at 13 School Place, Aberdeen, on December 24.
The 37-year-old, of 22 Wingate Road, Aberdeen, is also accused of causing alarm and distress by “discharging a rifle” at the bird in a public place.
Forrest’s solicitor, Les Green, denied the charges on his behalf when the case called at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday.
He will go on trial later this year.