On the 18th September 2005 an Adult Franklin's Gull was located on the sand flats at beidaihe. The bird was observed by Jesper Hornskov and members of a bird tour he was leading at the time.
The bird was an adult moulting into winter plumage and possibly/probably the same bird observed by Paul Holt at Tanguu on the same date in 2004!!
I obtained record-shot photographs of the bird in very poor light with a Canon 1D2 DSLR 500mm f4 IS lens and a 2x..
The bird and other shots from the day can be seen here:
The bird was not present at dawn today (19th September) although 4 Ruddy Shelduck, 17 Avocet and 2 Caspian terns provided some distractions..