Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Present from Santa

Driving an elderly relative back to Exeter after Christmas can have it's compensations when a quick turn-round and homeward diversion to Portland harbour can provide Brunnich's Guillemot at silly distance from the watching crowds.  This is a species I hadn't expected to see in Britain let alone from the mainland in Dorset.  A species normally at home in the frozen north amongst the reindeer!