Sandy Point State Reservation
Wayne Petersen spotted
this adult, alternate-plumaged Franklin's Gull while he and I
leading a field exercise for the Joppa Flats Education Center's
Birder's Certificate Program.
Fortunately, Dana Duxbury-Fox was there with a camera. These are
The adult Franklin's Gull standing behind a first summer Laughing
Note Franklin's small bill, broad white eye arcs, pink blush to
underparts, Great comparison.
Franklin's Gull taking off
Note the light underwings, broad white trailing edge, white band-black-white
Detail of wingtips of Franklin's gull (behind Ring-billed Gull)
And here are a couple
of photos I took through my scope using my cell phone.
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