Franklin's Gull

Leucophaeus pipixcan

ML61472391



eBird Checklist S37684297
Crab Meadow Beach
Suffolk, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.929, -73.325 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

FRGU

Observation details

***Very rare (especially) in Spring. Beautiful adult bird loafing on sandbar at high tide, loosely associating with Laughing Gulls. Small black headed gull most similar to LAGU BUT noticeably smaller than LAGU with considerably broader white eye arcs; smaller bill; broad white tertial crescent; considerable white tips to primaries. In flight underwings appeared clean white with dark coloration restricted to the wing tips. Awesome. Photos:

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 40D
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
1600
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,671KB
Dimensions
3038 x 1766

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