Thursday, 20 August 2015

Seabird spectacular at Borth

After about 25 minutes at Castle point this morning 27 Sandwich Terns and about 30 Kittiwakes had passed, heading south, and two Fulmars the other way.
Looking north, an enormous feeding flock of Manx Shearwaters towards Borth looked like a black cloud rolling over the sea, so I decided to go and have a look.
A bench behind the lifeboat house proved an ideal spot to enjoy the spectacle, as the birds moved ever closer into the bay.  I wasn't brave enough to attempt a count of Manxies,(a lot), but there were plenty of other birds around: ca95 Sandwich Terns, ca350 Gannets, seven Med Gulls and 155 Kittiwakes, all adults, on one of the artificial reefs.
Still couldn't find anything else among them, though..

Harry Pepper