Despite its name, the common gull isn't that common in most inland areas, although in some eastern counties and on the coast it can be abundant. In winter they are seen a lot more now in housing estates and towns.
It is very similar to a herring gull but is smaller. They have a yellow bill and greenish legs.
Their diet mainly consists of fish, insects, carrion, worms and even rubbish!
Named in honour of the French naturalist and ornithologist, Jean Victor Audouin (1797 – 1841) the Audouin’s gull is one of the world’s rarest and is limited in the main to regions within and surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
The title of Black-headed Gull is rather a misnomer for this bird as its head is not black but a dark brown colour and only in adult birds during the breeding season. It is not present during the winter months or in other plumages. Unlike many gulls it is not restricted to coastal regions and is widespread inland in both rural and urban areas.
A graceful tern, easily distinguishable in their black summer plumage, which they're named after.