Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Franklin's Gull, a spring visitor


Spring always brings migrating flocks of Franklin's Gulls to eastern Colorado but not always to the Canon City area. This year we have a good sized loose flock of 50 to 75 or so Franklin's Gulls in the area. Many like these were still in their non-breeding plumage or transitioning to their breeding plumage. Being as far from large bodies of water as we are in Canon City (closest is Pueblo Reservoir) it is fun to hear their vociferous calling that conjure up memories of seashores and such. SeEtta