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.


Redshank

Tringa totanus

Type

Birds

Description

Well named, as the red legs are clear from a distance, even if knee deep in mud!

Many of the birds that visit us in winter were raised on the steppes of Russia, hundreds of miles from the sea.

Location

All around the UK, though less common in Northern Scotland.

Habitat

Mudflats

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