Date: 5/13/19 7:42 am From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> Subject: [obol] Re: Lincoln Co. eBird Alert: Yellow-headed Blackbird & Laughing Gull
A small percentage of Franklin Gulls lack the white medial band on the wings, sometimes completely. They can appear otherwise to be completed adult.
I looked for the reported Laughing Gull yesterday, but saw no candidates.
> On May 12, 2019, at 11:52 AM, <philliplc...> wrote:
> I had a Franklin's fly past the D River this AM that
> although otherwise adult-like did not appear to have
> obvious white-apical spots, and had only a trace of
> a white medial band between the black and gray in
> the wingtips. Possibly a subadult that had obtained
> a full dark hood before a fully mature primary
> pattern. Not saying it's the same bird, but worth
> mentioning that Franklin's can be confusing in
> this regard. I was momentarily confused by it.
> From: "David Bailey"
> To: <range.bayer...>
> Cc: " "Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing"
> Sent: Saturday May 11 2019 10:49:27PM
> Subject: [obol] Re: Lincoln Co. eBird Alert: Yellow-headed Blackbird & Laughing Gull
> Any idea where the photos of the Laughing Gill are. This is a very interesting report.