Still a little wigged out by the "Birder Protocol" of...being quiet.
Lots of scopes and...unnerving...silence.
Franklin's Gull (left) - breeding plumage
next to a breeding plumaged Laughing Gull (right)
Jefferson Co., Texas
16 April 1993
The Franklin's Gull record is on iNat at:
22 Nov 2010.
Morrisville Levee, Bucks Co, PA.
Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos
Greenshank, Tringa nebularia
Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds. It includes about 350 species and has members in all parts of the world. Most Charadriiformes live near water and eat invertebrates or other small animals; however, some are pelagic (sea birds), some occupy deserts and a few are found in thick forest.