The Sandwich tern is a very white tern, with a black cap on its head, a long black bill with a yellow tip and short black legs. In flight it shows grey wedges on its wings tips and it has a short forked tail. In the UK, many of the important colonies survive because they are on nature reserves.
What they eat:
Fish such as sandeels, sprats and whiting.
- UK breeding:
- 11,000 pairs
This bird species has different identifying features depending on sex/age/season.