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Checklist S30982291

 
Location
Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth County, Kansas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:49 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s)
Observers:
Jonathan Vande Kopple
Species
15 species total
1
1
2
2
1
18
1

First noticed a large bill on the bird as it flew. Given that there were Franklin's Gulls flying around as well, the difference in bill size was obvious. As it flew, I noticed that it was an adult bird with a head that was starting to turn white. The main clue as to it's identify was that the black primaries blended into the darker gray of the rest of the wings and was not separated by a white stripe. Seeing as this was not a 2nd-year Franklin's Gull, Laughing Gull is the only possible identification.

16
3
75
1
5
1
2
1
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes