Every year there is a spectacular seabird event in mid Wales that very few people know about. Manx Shearwaters congregate in Borth Bay during mid-August and this year's numbers have been spectacular. Despite putting the word out only four birders have witnessed the event up to now!
An estimated 50,000+ Manx Shearwaters feed in he bay with many feeding in the surf only yards from the beach. This year 15+ Balearic Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 200+ Gannet, Great Skua, Sandwuch, Common and Arctic Terns, Auks, Cormornats, Gulls, Fulmars and Ocean Sunfish were present.
The videaos below show a snippet of the action on a short stretch of the beach at Borth. however the spectacle stretches for 3 to 4 miles without a break along to the mouth of the Dyfi estuary.
I know videos can't do justice to the real event but I hope this gives you a flavour of this spectacular event...