I see Franklin's Gulls so rarely that I worry I won't recognize one when I see it. This bird was slightly smaller than the adjacent laughing gulls, had a more defined partial hood, large white eye crescents, and a more petite bill. Bingo! I quickly took photos.
|Who's that hiding behind those Laughing Gulls?|
|Ah! There it is! The Franklin's Gull|
|Note partial hood, white crescents, and dark wing tips.|
|Almost white underwings with dark wing tips|
|Lovely from underneath!|