Saturday, September 26, 2015

Franklin's Gull Ludington State Park

   The little used Mostly Birds (but not always) red phone rang this morning.  It was Dave Dister, who was at Ludington State Park where he was watching a Franklin's Gull that was mingling with the Herring and Ring-Billeds.  
  I made it out there in about 15 minutes and felt fortunate that the bird was still there. It turned out to be pretty cooperative. Despite a couple of flights out over Lake Michigan, it along with the other gulls, returned to the area near the beach house each time.

A Franklin's can sometimes be confused with a Laughing