Monday 9 September 2019

Shag showing well

A Shag was preening on the wooden jetty this evening. It didn't move from this location in the 30 minutes I was in the area (17:30 - 18:00)
This spot on the jetty has been used by the long staying Shag, but it may just be the demarcation line from the 50+ cormorant on the end section.
The picture below shows the location, the Shag is the bird (black blob) on the extreem left of jetty. This is on the middle section, of what is left, of jetty.

Unfortunately, the distance and the light being behind the bird made it impossible, for me at least (MD), to accurately age, but no sign of crest.

Mediterranean gulls - 11 adult feeding near jetty in evening. 1 juvenile on outflows in morning.

Rock pipits - 3 on Red Nab this morning, 2 by lighthouse this evening. This one showing its feathers nicely.