26th December

The preamble to Storm Bella was sufficiently unpleasant that birding from shelter was the only possibility today. A Goosander through off the Bill was nice mid-winter record, with 3 Red-throated Divers also through and 2 Great Skuas lingering amongst the melee of feeding seabirds. Elsewhere, 8 Gannets were in Portland Harbour and 170 Dunlin represented their month peak at Ferrybridge.