The Iceland gull is smaller than the closely related herring gull and is considered a medium-sized member of the gull family. They have a dove-like expression on their face, this is due to the smaller beak and rounded head. The Iceland gull has light coloured plumage all over, with accompanying white wingtips, just like the glaucous gull.
These birds visit the UK during winter, and spends their breeding time in the Arctic. They are known to travel as far south as New York in the winter, in some cases.
Their diets consist mainly of fish - either alive or carrion.
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.