Friday, 16 July 2021


 Through the haar at Borth this morning it was possible to pick out several thousand Manx Shearwater. Some were as close inshore as the sea defence islands off the RNLI Station. As the murk began to thin and a light breeze picked up, many began to drift south.

The few hundred that remained just below the cliffs when the sun broke through were joined by fifty or so diving gannets. Really quite spectacular. No binoculars required! Certainly kept the tourist phone cams clicking away.
One guillemot, a med gull and a sandwich tern were the only other birds of note on offer.

Dave Thomas