Date: 3/4/18 3:48 pm From: Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Franklin's Gull in Gloucester
I don't know much about the field marks of Franklin's gulls b/c they don't live in Virginia, but in saying that I guess I make it clear that a Franklin's gull is rare in VA.
I hope that helps some.
On Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 5:15 PM, CABOT WILLIAMS via va-bird < <va-bird...> wrote:
> About 1 PM today, I had what I think was a Franklin's Gull at the fishing > pier on York River in Gloucester County. It was in the water inshore of > the pier. The head plumage and bill color was half way between winter > adult and breeding. It had the distinctive white spots on the tail and > dark gray wings. The split eye ring seemed bolder than a Laughing Gull. > I could not see the wing tips or leg color because it stayed in the water. > How unusual is this? > > > Hayes Williams > *** You are subscribed to va-bird as <sheagordontiller...> If you > wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit > https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird *** > *** You are subscribed to va-bird as <lists...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***