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This bird was gray, white, and light brown in color. It appears to have a stout black bill, and white arcs around the eyes.


I spotted this bird sitting on the sand along the shoreline.


I would really like some help with an i.d. I did quite a bit of research but to no avail. I had no idea there was such variation in the plumage of shorebirds between juveniles, adults, and breeding adults. I was thinking that this is possibly a Laughing gull or perhaps a Franklin's gull. Then again maybe it is not a gull at


Thanks again Robert. I will update the info. soon! I appreciate your help!

robert emond
robert emond 11 months ago

The Franklin is more apt to be inland, have a smaller bill and the eye arcs can be more pronounced

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jun 11, 2019
Submitted on Jun 24, 2019

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