Date: 3/4/18 5:01 pm From: Frederick Atwood via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Franklin's Gull in Gloucester
As an indication of how rare, the only eBird record for the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula is one in 1986 in Westmoreland Co.If anyone goes to try to find it, please get a photo, even a cell phone photo.Thanks Fred Atwood From: Shea Tiller via va-bird <va-bird...> To: CABOT WILLIAMS <hjwilliams3...>; VA-BIRD <va-bird...> Sent: Sunday, March 4, 2018 6:48 PM 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 <fredatwood...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***