Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Length:       65-80 cm 

Wing Span: 90-105 cm 

Weight:       1.7-2.2 kg 

Present:      All Year

Overview: Shags are goose-sized dark long-necked birds. In the breeding season adults develop a dark glossy black/green plumage and re-curved crest on the front of their head. In the UK they breed on coastal sites. These birds dive down under water to hunt for their food.

Nesting:
Grass & stick, seaweed nests on cliff ledges.

Where to see them:
Can be seen in the bay at the front of the campsite, very frequently one will be sat on top the buoys in the water.

When to see them: Present all year round.

What they eat: Fish and occasionally crustaceans and molluscs.

 

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