The Beast From The East

Or possibly the west.  We went to Weymouth today to twitch a Ross’s gull, a rare vagrant Arctic gull that breeds in northern Siberia, Greenland and a few bits in the far north of Canada.  The expectation was for a long vigil as the bird is mobile and, while it has some more regular haunts, it is unpredictable.  The reality was much better, a wait of less than an hour before it came and showed superbly.  What a superb bird: tiny and exquisitely dainty.