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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 - Leucophaeus pipixcan

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

Franklin's Gull 6 - Leucophaeus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 7 - Leucophaeus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 8 - Leucophaeus 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 - Leucophaeus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 10 - Leucophaeus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 11 - Leucophaeus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 12 - Leucophaeus 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 - Leucophaeus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 14 - Leucophaeus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 15 - Leucophaeus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull 16 - Leucophaeus 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
Franklin's Gull 17 - Leucophaeus pipixcan  Franklin's Gull 18 - Leucophaeus pipixcan  Franklin's Gull 19 - Leucophaeus pipixcan  Franklin's Gull 20 - Leucophaeus pipixcan 

Franklin's Gull 17

October 7th, 2017
Wall Lake, South Dakota
 

Franklin's Gull 18

October 7th, 2017
Wall Lake, South Dakota
  

Franklin's Gull 19

October 7th, 2017
Wall Lake, South Dakota
  

Franklin's Gull 20

April 28th, 2018
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Franklin's Gull 21 - Leucophaeus pipixcan  Franklin's Gull 22 - Leucophaeus pipixcan     

Franklin's Gull 21

April 13th, 2019
Wall Lake, South Dakota
  

Franklin's Gull 22

April 15th, 2017
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota
   

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


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