Number observed: 1
Comments: As the tide receded, other birders saw the Franklin's Gull leave its roost in the marsh and fly up the shore. I relocated the bird in the cove just north of the Seacoast Science Center, where dozens of gulls were congregating on the now exposed rocks. Found perched atop a rock, off by itself but somewhat close to the Laughing Gull grouping. Still exhibiting it's winter plumage. Easily distinguished from the Laughing gulls by its dusky half-hood & dark bill. Also, the white eye ring seemed much larger than the nearby Laughing Gulls.