Franklin's Gull
Leucophaeus pipixcan
(L 14.5" WS 36" Wt 10 oz)
Molts twice/yr unlike all other
gulls...commonly follows plows
to eat worms, insects & mice.
So. Padre Island seashore
Texas
14-16Apr2014
Often with a pink tinge.
Note the white wing tip
and the white wing band
and white tail.