The Shags are doing well on our monitoring plots here at St Abb’s Head with plenty of chicks hatching out. In the first photo is a very young chick which the adult is keeping well protected under its wing. In the second picture are two chicks, a slightly older chick, whose head is peeking out from under the adult’s wing, and a young chick, of which only the rear end is visible. The young chick looks a little bit like a black, plucked chicken, as it hasn’t yet grown any of the chocolate brown down which its older sibling is sporting. Lizy.
|Small shag chick (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)|
|Small and larger shag chicks (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)|