Phil and I stopped off in Holyhead harbour on our way to Anglesey. We were looking for Black Guillemots, as they are often seen here. Low and behold, as I peered over the harbour side there was a Shag. I double checked with Phil that it was indeed a Shag and not a Cormorant. I was delighted when it was confirmed and ran for the camera. I often wondered if I'd actually be able to tell the difference between a Cormorant and the Shag, but it was quite easy when I saw this one. It's quite a bit smaller and slender looking. It also has a lovely green colouration.
The Black Guillemots we actually went to see.
I like your shots of the Shag Adam. It's a species that is often overlooked or not noticed simply because it looks so much like the common Cormorant.Your pictures remind us that it is a very handsome bird in its own right.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the lifer, and you got some terrific shots for keepsakes - particularly the diving one!ReplyDelete
Fantastic captures... Wonderful!ReplyDelete
Never seen this one before! Interesting body! Almost looks part fish!ReplyDelete
Congrats on the Shag spotting. Loved the photos especially the diving one.ReplyDelete
Hello, awesome series on the Cormorant or shag. The Guillemot is a pretty bird. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
I love the shot where the Shag is jumping into the water. I hope you have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Wow, the fourth images of the shag doing a dive is lovely.ReplyDelete