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Franklin's Gull Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Franklin's Gulls mean "spring" to me, when they show up in their breeding plumage finery, often with that wonderful pink coloring on their underparts. My favorite photo is the one below of a breeding plumaged bird from May 2019 at Madison Waterfowl Production Area. Now, birds OFTEN don't cooperate with me when I try to photograph them, but to be openly laughed at and mocked, like this guy is doing? That's another story.... :-)

Franklin's Gull - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 1 - Larus pipixcan Franklin's Gull 2 - Larus pipixcan Franklin's Gull 3 - Larus pipixcan Franklin's Gull 4 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 1

July 18th, 2004
Below Oahe Dam near Pierre, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 2

July 18th, 2004
Below Oahe Dam near Pierre, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 3

September 4th, 2004
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 4

October 15th, 2006
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 5 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 6 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 7 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 8 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 5

May 3rd, 2005
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 6

May 3rd, 2005
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 7

October 28th, 2007
Gavin's Point Dam, South Dakota / Nebraska

Franklin's Gull 8

October 28th, 2007
Gavin's Point Dam, South Dakota / Nebraska

Franklin's Gull 9 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 10 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 11 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 12 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 9

September 13th, 2009
Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 10

October 7th, 2014
Wall Lake, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 11

May 16th, 2019
Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 12

May 16th, 2019
Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 13 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 14 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 15 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 16 - Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 13

May 16th, 2019
Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 14

May 16th, 2019
Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 15

May 16th, 2019
Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Franklin's Gull 16

May 16th, 2019
Madison Waterfowl Production Area, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Franklin's Gull.


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