Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Calvert Lake - August 2008
Photo copyright Tim Watts
Apparently present from 24th until 30th August at least. It has been seen on the Sailing Lake and the BBOWT Lake.
This species is a scarce vagrant to Buckinghamshire and seen most, but not all years. To see the chart of Shag records in the county click here.
A useful size comparison with a somewhat larger Cormorant
Above photos copyright Mike Wallen
Photos copyright Matt Slaymaker
This first winter Shag was
found on the south lake on 28th and spent some time perched on a pontoon just
in front of the Wayfarer pub. The bird was seen early on the 30th but was later seen under the ice and had presumably drowned.
Weston Turville Reservoir - 25th January 2004
Photos copyright Dave Bilcock
This first winter Shag was present from 24th January until 1st February at least. The bird conveniently perched very close providing a good chance to see the facial details.
Calvert Sailing Lake - 1st November 1998
This adult and
juvenile Shag followed four birds found by Mike Wallen on 30th October with one there on
Photo courtesy of Tim Watts
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