Characteristics: A small gull, with a rounded white head, narrow yellow bill, dark eyes and greenish yellow feet. In Winter the white head is streaked with brownish marks. There is a chuckling ‘kak- kak- kak’ call made when birds are in large migrating flocks.

Habitat: Breeds commonly on the coasts of Northern Britain, Baltic and Scandinavia, and migrate south and west for the Winter.

Habits: May feed some distance from the sea, taking insects and soil invertebrates on farmland; also feeds at sea usually in noisy flocks.