June 2, 2009

At the Beach on the Prairie

Franklin's Gull
I believe these are Franklin's Gull adolescents.

Franklin's Gulls in flight.

The beautiful prairie lake.
We took a cooler of sandwiches, fruit, cookies, and water to the lake to experience the great outdoors. It was a bit windy, but that didn't bother us because it was in the 90's. The wind off the lake made it feel like the 70's. The wind also made great waves for floating on the innertube : ) Since becoming a birder, I decided I'd better check out the birds around also. We had always called these birds I have pictured seagulls. But, on further investigation I believe they are Franklin's Gulls. Please feel free to correct me if you believe they are something else.

1 comment:

dAwN said...

Well I am not a gull expert ..but I think you are right.
Nice photos..