Franklin's Gull


Brad Schram
 

The FRANKLIN'S GULL previously reported continued last evening as of 7pm in a flock of sub-adult California Gulls on the beach just off the Pismo Creek parking lot, by the lifeguard towers.  The gull was spotted in the flock by Nick Belardes at the last moment after a long search.

Also of modest interest, a year-old BONAPARTE'S GULL fed at surf edge between the parking lot and the creek mouth drainage to the ocean.  There were probably 500 sub-adult California Gulls in various flocks on the sand within 1/4 mile of the pier, almost homogeneously Californias, with a few WESTERN GULLS among them.  One two-year old HEERMAN'S GULL was in one of the flocks.

Brad Schram
Arroyo Grande