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Franklin's Gull_MD_Balto_10_12b

Update, ID confirmed after expert review;


Mega-long distance scope-shots, across the harbor from Middle Branch Park;


I first saw this bird and thought about Franklin's:


Small size compared to LAGU, hood-shape and cartoonish white around eyes(not visible), lack of black in primaries, etc. I didn't want to make further assumptions until I cracked my books. I did and think it looks pretty good... could be wrong of course!

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Taken on October 17, 2012