Monday, 17 August 2020


I arrived at Castle Point yesterday morning at 8.15 and like the earlier report from Aberporth, there didn't appear to be anything out at sea. But through binoculars the whole Bay was full of Gannets (probably 300 plus) which were plunge diving into the rafts of many hundreds of Manx Shearwaters. Within about 20 minutes all the birds had disappeared to the north. Later there were at least 7, possibly 8 female/juvenile Goosanders fishing in the harbour.

I continued to see Willow Warblers out of my kitchen window just off South beach from Tuesday until Saturday, up to 10 at one stage. They were joined by at least 1 Chiffchaff which gave a short burst of song, as did a Willow Warbler the following day.

 Helen Herbert