Fwd: [OB] Franklin's Gull at Morjim Beach/Chapora river mouth, Goa, Indi

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Subject: Fwd: [OB] Franklin's Gull at Morjim Beach/Chapora river mouth, Goa, India
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:54:02 +1100
For those who have dipped on the Franklin's Gull in Paynesville, perhaps a 
quick flit to India is in order. They seem to get around a bit.


Carl Clifford

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> From: "Paul Holt" <>
> Date: 16 November 2012 3:31:58 AEDT
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> Subject: [OB] Franklin's Gull at Morjim Beach/Chapora river mouth, Goa, India
> Hi all,
> Earlier today an adult Franklin's Gull, apparently the first for South Asia, 
> was seen at Morjim Beach at the mouth of the Chapora river, Goa, India. There 
> has been a marked influx of Brown-headed Gulls (up from 800 a week ago to 
> 4200 today) in the last few days it was with them. Also present were ca.200 
> Slender-billed Gull, 20+ Black-headed, 3+ Siberian, 300+ 'Steppe' Gulls, 180 
> Gull-billed, 3 Great Crested & 12 Lesser Crested Terns.
> Hopefully, and unlike the well documented Black-legged Kittiwake found by 
> Mark Newsome at the same site a few years ago, it'll stick around...
> Good birding
> Paul Holt
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