13th December

The wind and rain finally arrived with a vengeance today and scanning from shelter accounted for most of the day's activity. Singles of Sooty Shearwater and Great Skua passing the Bill weren't too unexpected given the conditions, with a couple of Red-throated Divers and the 2 lingering Eider also logged there; 5 Kittiwakes were blown into Portland Harbour where the Red-necked Grebe was the best of the regular fare. The only other reports were of the Yellow-browed Warbler still at Pennsylvania Castle and a decent winter totals of 135 Dunlin at Ferrybridge.