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|