Identify six seabirds at a glance!
Dark coloured, long necked and short tail
Mediterranean Shag: rounded crown, steep forehead, slender bill, thin straight neck.
Dark coloured, long wings, just above the water
Cory’s Shearwater: brown above, white below, long glides.
Mediterranean Shearwater: dark above, light below, quick wingbeats. Usually in flocks.
White coloured gull, with long wings
Yellow-legged Gull: light-coloured bill, eyes and legs. Dark grey mantle with white edge, and black wing tips, with large white spots. Yellow bill. Most common gull.
Audouin’s Gull: dark-coloured bill, eye and legs. Light grey mantle without obvious white edge and black wing tips, with small white spots. Red bill. Typically observed close to islands and small islets.
Tiny, black, just above the water
Storm-petrel: very small, white rump like a swallow. Very rare