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Herring gull: Birds of Britain

Posted in Animals, Birds, Nature, Wildlife on Monday, 28 February 2011

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Herring Gull. Familiar Wild Birds by W Swaysland

Herring Gull. Familiar Wild Birds by W Swaysland

A common sound in any seaside town is the yelping mew of herring gulls, which not only perch on roofs but also nest there. These are probably the commonest of British gulls, their numbers still increasing. This success is largely due to their adaptability: they eat almost anything and can live and breed in a wide range of environments. Larger numbers of herring gulls frequent fishing ports, scavenging for fish offal.

This edited article originally appeared in Look and Learn issue number 909 published on 23 June 1979. Click on a picture to find out more about licensing images for commercial or personal/educational use. We are also able to license textual material. Please contact us for details.


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