This is a Heermann gull. The Heermann gull
is commonly found on the California shoreline(!),
and up the west coast of the USA, but has never been
seen east of Texas! All except for this lone Heermann gull
who arrived many months ago, and loved the Fort De Soto
beaches so much he stayed.
He was first discovered on
October 14, 2000 by Glen Wilson, a Fort De Soto Park