I have been slightly terrified of gulls and some other birds after watching Hitchcock’s The Birds (many many times, what can I say it’s a classic!) so when we were touring lighthouses in Maine there they were and some of them were huge! But this one was a different color than all the others I’ve ever seen. He was brown and white, as you can see in the smaller photo. So is this a different kind of gull or a different seabird?
Whatever it is that beak looks like it can inflict some serious damage.