By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Freaking out: Tulisa instinctively put her fingers up to warn the bird she wasn't in the mood to play
They say it's good luck for a bird to do its business on you.
But Tulisa Contostavlos did not look too happy as a playful seagull flew straight in her direction.
The N-Dubz star was busy sunning herself on the beach in Miami when the creature swept over her, coming within inches from her face and touching distance had she sat up from her tanning position.
Attack of the birds: A seagull became rather taken with Tulisa Contostavlos as she sunbathed in Miami
A female friend and loyal PA Gareth Varey saw the funny side, but Tulisa was quick to point both fingers at the bird and show the gull who was boss, before sitting up and ducking beneath it.
The X Factor judge is currently in Florida working on her solo material, but seems to be spending more time on the beach topping up her sunkissed skin than in the recording studio.
Playing up for the cameras? Tulisa and her friends seemed to enjoy showing off
Tulisa will have to spend time rehearsing soon though, as she is joining the Wireless Festival bill.
She tweeted: 'I am hyped! My first solo festival performance has been announced. 7th July wireless.'
The Camden-born star certainly looks ready to storm the stage, with her girl next door charm.
Tulisa shunned the size zero and peroxide blonde conventions of Miami Beach to look effortlessly radiant with a natural glow in her sequin purple bikini.
But despite the smiles, Tulisa will no doubt be disappointed to miss her little muffins Little Mix perform on opening night of the tour this evening which kicks off at Manchester MEN Arena.
Solo success: Tulisa will perform without her N-Dubz bandmates at Wireless Festival in July
Ever since landing in the States, Tulisa has been courting plenty of attention with her myriad of summer dresses and gallivanting around in the sunshine - including a visit to LA sex shop.
And this week has been no exception as Tulisa showed off her enviable figure yesterday at the beach and on Thursday, relaxing in a white floral two-piece by the pool at her hotel.
The singer, 23, wore a bikini with brightly coloured tropical flowers as she sunned herself, and certainly appeared to relish picking up a tan the natural way as opposed to her usual spray job.
Loyal: Wherever Tulisa goes, her devoted PA Gareth Varey follows