Talking of dreams like many people I have longed to see a Ross's Gull. This diminutive and attractive species rarely wanders from its Arctic home and when it does I am rarely in the right place. I once twitched one to Holland but arrived too late. Another time I was in Holland when another was found at Cley but returned to late for that one too. Again after I moved to Wales one was found briefly in Lowestoft Harbour. I seemed destined never to see this species. But now the astute Mark Hipkin has found one in nearby Glamorgan. Will it winter? Will I recover enough to try and see it? I have no idea but that little bird will be much on my mind in coming days.