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Franklin’s update

7:50 am

As of 7:45 a.m. the immature Franklin’s Gull continues at the top end of Sweetwater Reservoir. See previous post. The bird continues to play hide and seek, as it flies swims, or walks out of view behind cattails or a knoll and then reappears on the mud flats or mud islands after varying lengths of time. Again, the bird has a black semi hood, Unlike the several bonapartes. One has to scope from a LONG way away, so be prepared. The snow goose and five cackling geese and eight white fronted geese continue there as well.

Paul Lehman, San Diego