Checklist S25818009

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Owner Ian Davies

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  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: ***first county record. This was the point of the afternoon excursion; attempting to capitalize on the massive numbers of FRGU in the east today. An adult bird flew north at 4:22; in with a group of ~8 Ring-billed Gulls. I'd been peering at gulls in the rain and hail for a while at this point, and was amazed to actually be seeing a Franklin's. Dark mantle was what first jumped out; slate gray compared to the surrounding RBGU. Thinner wings ended in black tips with white between the black and slate gray - classic FRGU pattern. Small dark bonnet visible on the head even at large distance. Two photos obtained that may or may not be identifiable; my camera was on the wrong settings and I just tried to rattle off two images in the steady rain. Bird continued to move north until I lost it in the mist; not sure if it alighted with the hundreds of gulls on the water or continued to move north up the lake. A continued vigil until dark didn't turn up any more sightings.

  2. Number observed: 680

    Details: *high count; coming in to roost on the lake. Potentially many more; I was more focused on looking for Franklin's than counting.

  3. Number observed: 44
  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 1

    Details: basic-plumaged bird off of the salt plant

  6. Number observed: 7
  7. Number observed: 1

    Details: moving north up lake

  8. Number observed: 1