Karl Overman: Birds and more

 
 

Franklin’s Gull has had an up and down history in the Great Lakes area.  Before the late 1960s, it was a rare bird.  Then in the early 1970s it started appearing  on a regular basis.  Then it again became difficult to find except for an occasional large influx that seem to be weather related.  The 2018 bird was during a year when they were hard to find in Michigan.

Franklin's Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Modified December 6, 2018