Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Kittiwakes at Aberystwyth

I was determined to find a Y-b W this morning but somehow found myself at Castle Point instead.
When I arrived at 7.55  Kittiwakes were streaming north in very large numbers; no fewer than 900 during a ten minute count.  Also approximately 110 Gannets.
Helen arrived as the passage was petering out and told me of the birds she had seen on holiday, but she still prefers birding at Castle Point to anywhere else.
Many auks still passing in the distance and on College rocks were three Redshank and a Curlew.
Couldn't resist a run up to Borth, but as so often happens, when I got there I wondered where all the Aber birds had gone.
Ten Red-throated Divers and a Great Crested Grebe on the sea.