That's a nice shot of some species of Gull - a juvenile, but I'm embarrassed to say that I seriously suck at id'ing Gulls and I live close to the Atlantic Ocean. Probably should put learning bout Gulls on my "to-do-during-the-pandemic" list.
You are correct. It is a wierd (not really) breed. I've seen others a lot more ugly, not the normal white. Thanks for looking.