Where to see them
A strictly coastal bird, with breeding in the UK confined to a few colonies. Most likely place to see birds in summer are off the Northumberland coast, Anglesey and the Firth of Forth. Passage birds can be seen along the south and east coasts, with Dungeness, Kent a regular site.
When to see them
They arrive at their breeding colonies from mid-May, leaving again in August. Away from their colonies they are best looked for in spring along the south and east coasts.
What they eat
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