|Black-headed Gulls roosting on Sandymount Strand - August 2017 (B Burke)|
|A Black-headed Gull beginning to come out of its summer plumage - changing from brown head to white. (B Burke)|
|Black-headed Gull in late summer, having lost most of its brown head (B Burke)|
|A winter plumage Black-headed Gull - the dark smudge at the back of the head is the only hint of it's alternative summer plumage (B Burke)|
|A juvenile Black-headed Gull - they're Red Listed as a breeding species in Ireland (B Burke)|
|Winter plumage Black-headed Gull (B Burke)|
- Our South Dublin BirdWatch Ireland Branch will be meeting at 7pm this Thursday to go and see the Tern roost at Merrion Strand - if you haven't seen it before then this is your chance!
- We're also coordinating a national survey of Tern roosts around the country. If you see any roosting Terns around the Irish coast please record them at the link here. A sincere thanks to everyone who has submitted counts already - every record is valuable!