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Fish Eating Birds

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Many birds eat seeds and insects and some birds mainly like to eat fish, such as the Grey Heron with its long neck and long legs. The Black-headed, Common and Herring Gulls are often associated with eating fish because they mostly live near the sea, however some of them eat insects, worms, small mammals and the Common Gull even visits rubbish dumps to find food.

One of the most beautiful fish-eating birds found in our country is the Kingfisher. It is a striking electric-blue and orange bird that is quite shy and secretive. If you are lucky you may be able to spot one when it is perching for food over slow-flowing rivers and streams, but you have to be very quiet because if it is disturbed, it will fly very quickly under cover.

In our website we have written about the Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Grey Heron and the Kingfisher to show you how they hunt for fish (as well as other food) and how different these birds are in character. We will be writing about the Cormorant, Herring Gull, Kittiwake and the Shag in the not too distant future.

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Gull (Black-headed)

Gull (Black-headed)

The Black-headed Gull is a small gull that can be found throughout England near the sea. In winter it can be seen more inland on ploughed fields, farmlands, parks and ev

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Gull (Common)

Gull (Common)

The Common Gull is a gull that is actually not that common at all in England. It is mainly seen in the North near to the sea coast and sometimes inland on farmlands, lak

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Heron (Grey)

Heron (Grey)

The Grey Heron is a member of the Heron family and is the tallest bird in England. It can be seen throughout England near lakes, slow-flowing rivers and estuaries. It ca

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Kingfisher

Kingfisher

The Kingfisher is a bright electric-blue and orange bird that has a long pointed dagger-like beak. It can be found throughout England near still or slow-flowing waters s

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