Now these ugly things are stupidly annoying try to avoid these as hard as possible. Now if you are in a situation use a crossbow or a bow they don’t have that much health and I have seen videos saying that a crossbow and a bow are your best options to take these out. I HOPE IN THE FUTURE ARK REMOVES THESE STUPID SEAGULLS!!!!!!!
I was attacked by one while mining flint and it stole my pick. Then it got my pike when I went to fight. That's when I noticed noticed that it didn't actually "steal" what was in my hand, but just disarmed me and dropped it in the ground. Check the ground and see if your stuff is there after they attack you. My pick was laying there near the spot of the initial attack.