Monday, 30 December 2013

Portland Harbour (30 December 2013)

A trip down to Portland Harbour with John King for the Brunnich's Guillemot which showed very well, although on one occasion it was almost obliterated by driving rain and spray in gale force winds.  The storm quickly moved through and we also saw Black Guillemot, 2 Razorbills, 2 Great Northern and a Black-throated Diver and lots of Shags.  Nice to see Martin Casemore and Brian Short amongst others. 
Brunnich's Guillemot in Portland Harbour
 insurance against Scottish devolution and something I'd not seen since Japan in 2003
the same digiscoped with completely different colours, the reality was probably somewhere between the two
the Black Guillemot in Portland Harbour kept its distance
another auk I'd not seen for over 10 years

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