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.


Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Type

Birds

Description

A fish-catching bird of prey, with long-wings, appearing white from below but with much black and brown patterning when seen up close.

Ospreys have a reversible toe on each claw, helping them grasp slippery fish.

Location

Spey Bay is a great place to see feeding ospreys in Summer.

Habitat

Mudflats

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