UK Seas

Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores

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UK seas is a guide to the fauna and flora found around UK coasts. While the majority of species are marine, some species are included that are regularly encountered on land by the coast, so you’ll find descriptions of non-marine species such as reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants as well.


Little egret

Egretta garzetta

Type

Birds

Description

A white heron-like bird, with black bill and legs and yellow feet.

This bird has only recently colonised the UK, from continental Europe.

Location

Regularly seen on estuaries, harbours and mudflats in the south, sometimes on beaches and rocky shores, too.

Habitat

Mudflats

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