Franklin's Gull at Morjim Beach/Chaporariver mouth, Goa, India

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Subject: Franklin's Gull at Morjim Beach/Chaporariver mouth, Goa, India
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:49:28 +1100
Also the African Birding email chatline had a report of one in southern
Africa this week. I know that is hardly a helpful description of the
location and I have deleted the message. All a long way from their usual
American range.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Carl Clifford
Sent: Friday, 16 November 2012 9:54 AM
To: Birding-Aus Aus
Subject: Fwd: [OB] Franklin's Gull at Morjim
Beach/Chaporariver mouth, Goa, India

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
> To: <>
> 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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