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Not a Gull person Need help

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I found these gull's in a muddy bean field. I do most of my shooting on the river and river bottoms, so I don't run into these very often. I did do some minor research and the one species that comes to me is a Franklin's Gull, but I'll refer to the experts.

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These are not good images. The weather was cloudy, misting, and foggy. I got to use some excuse for my bad photography.

Mike

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These appear to be a Franklin’s Gull. Someone else with more experience in gulls may chime in and say something different though.

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It fits all the characteristics of a Franklin's gull according to my Sibley's. Very pretty with the black hood.

We typically get the Ring-billed Gull picking in the fields each spring and fall. Nice to see something different!

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I believe these are Northern Black headed Bean Gulls. This breed is responsible for the highest percentage of methane in the Avian world. Not to be confused with the Solitary Stinker-another bean eating shore bird.

It's possible I may be wrong-again.

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I believe these are Northern Black headed Bean Gulls. This breed is responsible for the highest percentage of methane in the Avian world. Not to be confused with the Solitary Stinker-another bean eating shore bird.

It's possible I may be wrong-again.

smile

gringringrin

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