Franklin's Gull at Malheur NWR, Oregon on 29 May, 2010 by Greg Gillson.
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This noisy hooded gull of marshes in the Great Plains and Great Basin is one of the specialties of Malheur. Found throughout Malheur, it is frequent at Benson Pond in the south end of the refuge.
Steens Mountain over Benson Pond on Malheur NWR, Oregon on 30 May, 2010 by Greg Gillson.