Cormorants and shags (Phalacrocoracidae)
Where to see them
During the breeding season at their large Scottish colonies on Orkney, Shetland, the Inner Hebrides and the Firth of Forth. Elsewhere they can be seen commonly around the coasts of Wales and South West England (especially Devon and Cornwall).
When to see them
All year round
What they eat
Fish and occasionally crustacea and molluscs.
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