King's Co. Franklin's Gull continues, plus!
- On the way back from the Kern Biofest, the group I led stopped by the
West Lake Farms ponds on Hwy 41 between Jersey Ave. & Kent Ave. The
Franklin's Gull which was discovered by Jim Gain on Friday and again
this morning, was still present this afternoon. After the majority of
my group headed for home, Dave Quady spotted a second Franklin's Gull
with a rosy blush across the chest which was not present in the first
gull. Dave and I both viewed this gull with our scopes, and concluded
that it was a different individual than the other. The first
Franklin's we spotted was on the pond along Kent Ave. There was also
an alternate plumaged Bonaparte's Gull present in the area making it
easy to compare these two similar species. The Franklin's with the
rosy blush was on the pond bordering Jersey Ave.