Dave Gray and John Waters and I arrived at Colin's place at the pre-arranged time and Colin soon had us on our way to Dorset. We were down in Dorset for first light and the storm that had been forecast was raging. This did not deter us and we were soon bracing ourselves against wind that was strong enough to pick Colin and myself up - that's a strong wind.
The twitch started with what looked like a sketch from the 'Benny Hill Show'. We all raced around like fools "Its over here", "no it's this way". Eventually Allen Pocock wandered up and confirmed it had been seen, but it had flown behind the new breakwater. We took shelter and waited it out. While we were waiting we enjoyed good views of a Black Guillemot and a couple of Great Northern Divers.
|Adult Great Northern Diver|
The star of the show did a swim by and despite the really strong winds I did manage to get a few shaky images.
There was a good crowd watching it and amongst them were many familiar, but older looking, faces.
|It's Between The Two White Boats|
|Brunnich's Guillemot, Portland Harbour|
|England's Goal Keeping Problems Worsen|