Date: 11/2/18 2:49 pm
From: Jelmer Poelstra (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Apparent large flock of Franklin's Gulls at Ecusta Pond, Transylvania Co NC
Hi all,

A flock of 37 gulls reported as Laughing Gulls at Ecusta Pond, Transylvania
Co, NC, appear to be Franklin's Gulls, as far as I can see from the one
(distant) picture at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S49624904&d=DwIBaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=lwaiR3LkCNcfAFF7mDglYCzMwrsGSKigh4JXXW0Zi4A&s=ndc5yRm143kNKRsGsABIsD-yPvc3BvbOH88xPhYhHfw&e=.

Thought I would get the word out as people close by may still be able to
chase them.

If confirmed, an unprecedented number for North Carolina? The high count in
Ebird is 7 on Nov 9, 2008.

Good birding,

Jelmer Poelstra
Chapel Hill

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Jelmer Poelstra
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Duke University Durham, NC
Email: <jelmerpoelstra...> / <jelmer.poelstra...>
Phone: (+1) 919-260-8253

 
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