Franklin’s Gull, The Half-time Seagull
Written by Dennis Paulson
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[Franklin’s Gull calls]
Gulls are sometimes referred to as “seagulls,” however a lot of them will not be. Or no less than they spend lots of time distant from the ocean. The Franklin’s Gull is such a chicken. It breeds in freshwater wetlands over 5,000 miles from its winter residence on the ocean. [Franklin’s Gull calls]
These hanging black-headed, pink-breasted, small gulls breed in colonies on lakes all throughout inland North America. [wetland species] When breeding, these birds feed in flocks on close by prairies, taking earthworms, grubs, and grasshoppers. However after the breeding season, these similar flocks ascend excessive within the sky for his or her lengthy flight throughout the Equator to the coasts of Peru and Chile. Now deserving the identify “seagull,” they roost on the seaside and dive for anchovies within the chilly Humboldt Present. [Franklin’s Gull calls mixed with sounds of waves]
You’ll by no means know the Franklin’s Gulls — behind a fishing boat off Peru — had been the identical birds that only a few months earlier had been following a tractor in Manitoba, however they’re. [tractor] Time and again, we see that the habitats of the world are linked by the birds that go between them. [Franklin’s Gull calls]
For BirdNote, I’m Mary McCann.
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Calls of Franklin’s Gulls offered by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. 3378 recorded by R.S. Little; 103926 recorded by G.F. Budney; wetland ambient recorded by G.F. Budney.
Tractor Nov G10 T 2 recorded by C. Peterson
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© 2015 Tune In to Nature.org February 2014/2018/2020/2022 Narrator: Mary McCann