Sunday, 23 August 2015

What are the seabirds feeding on?

In answer to the inquiry about what the seabirds off Borth are feeding on. Mid August to about December is the traditional time when Herring shoals appear in our area, the fish are generally full of roe until about mid October.  Also there could be Mackerel inshore, they have been in reasonable large Nos off Aber in the last few weeks. There may also be Whitebait shoals around this time of year.  There were thousands of Shears rafting off Borth Head midday today.
In a completely different vein, over the last 30 years or so I have probably encountered Sparrowhawks flying very low & fast in front of my car about 7 times, the last sighting was last year & was probably the longest lasting about 3/4 of a mile. Just wondering how often other folk see this?

The above contribution is from Dave Taylor