Where to see them
Widely but thinly distributed as breeding birds across the UK, but absent from upland areas. Most abundant in Eastern England and suitable habitat along the south coast.
When to see them
All year round, although numbers are higher in winter when many birds arrive from continental Europe.
What they eat
Omnivorous - mainly small fish, snails and insects.
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