A herring gull has died after it was spotted with a can ring holder stuck around its head in Aberdeen.
The Scottish SPCA were alerted by the public to the bird and had been monitoring it closely.
However, a spokeswoman confirmed that the gull has now been found dead.
The animal welfare charity had been attempting to catch it, but failed to do so because the gull was still able to fly.
Now they have warned the public about the dangers of littering to animals.
There have been numerous reports since Monday by concerned members of the public who spotted the gull at Tesco on Rousay Drive.
Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer Michelle Mann said: “We’d like to thank the public for alerting us to this gull.
“This is a stark reminder to everyone to please dispose of their rubbish responsibly. No matter how small, it has the potential to be dangerous or lethal to wildlife.
“We’d urge the public to contact the Scottish SPCA helpline on 03000 999 999 about this bird if there are any further sightings or they notice a change in the gull’s condition.”