Three Black Headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in their non-breeding, (eclipse) plumage. The black spot on the side of the head is the only sign of their normally black heads. The black feathers will grow again just before the breeding season. Black-headed gulls are sociable, quarrelsome, noisy birds, usually seen in small groups or flocks where there is plenty of food, or when they are roosting.
I was fortunate to be able to capture all three birds in a single photograph.
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Christchurch, Hampshire, UK
Joan Ryder Rathband FRPS FPSSA