Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Shag at The Dog

Today I paid homage to the latest Shag to appear at the Dog in a Doublet sluice. I include one of my shots here. Throughout it stayed on rocks on the far bank with the sun behind it so the photos weren't great. Much better are here on the PBC Gallery.

Jonathon Taylor found this bird on 6th December. The green colour ring on it's left leg with the white letters CPL identified it as a bird ringed in the nest on the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth on 11th July 2006. Is it the same bird seen heading upstream at Ring's End on 5th November? Somehow it doesn't quite look the same to me but the chances are it is.

European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Nikon Coolpix P4 and 32x Leica APO77

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