Wednesday, 6 April 2016

The seabird breeding season has officially started here at St Abb's Head, with the first Shag eggs spotted yesterday while we were out monitoring their nests. Five eggs were spotted at various sites along the coast, although the birds were keeping things close to their chests, so we weren't able to get a picture. The adults birds are looking very fine at this time of year, and in the picture below you can see the distinctive tuft of feathers on their head which is where the name "Shag" comes from.  Lizy.

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