I have a bit of a fondness for gulls - but down here in Australia only really have 3 species you can expect to see.
So here are some images of the Pacific Gull - its huge, with a wing-span of almost 170 cm and the males weighing it at 1.6kg.
I think the first bird is a 2rd year bird.
This one is a third year bird - with a Toad Fish.
I would draw you attention to the size of that beak! - it in the order of 60mm long!
And finally here is an adult in its full glory.
You can see more World Birds Wednesday shots here.
You can see more of my shots (and far more words) at my other blog (or you can click the link to Paying Ready Attention on the RHS of the screen)
There is a post about gulls in general on my blog here.