30th December

Stormy as opposed to just windy today, with the best part of the afternoon rained off as well. A Grey Phalarope that shot through Ferrybridge was the pick of the storm-driven seabirds, with the conventional seawatching spots at the Bill and Chesil Cove coming up with little more than 3 and 4 Great Skuas respectively; 5 Kittiwakes sought refuge in Portland Harbour, whilst the only other reports were of singles of Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Bar-tailed Godwit and Razorbill at Ferrybridge, Black Redstart at Southwell and Chiffchaff and Firecrest at the Obs.

Bar-tailed Godwit - Ferrybridge, 30th December 2015 © Pete Saunders