Shag (European Shag) Phalacrocorax aristotelis

A numerous bird around much of the UK but uncommon in Norfolk. Inland records are particularly scarce.

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first-winter Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 25th November 2006

 

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first-winter Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 4th January 2012

 

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Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 23rd January 2015

 

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Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 24th January 2015 - presumably same bird as above

 

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first-winter Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 13th January 2012 - very likely the same bird as above

 

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first-winter Shags, Magdalen (Norfolk, UK), 2nd January 2005

 

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Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 23rd December 2015

 

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adult Shags, Farne Islands (Northumberland, UK), 13th May 2004

 

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first-winter Shag, Kings Lynn docks (Norfolk, UK), 22nd February 2009

 

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presumed second-winter Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 1st March 2014

 

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first-winter Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 1st March 2014

 

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Shags, from the MV Sapphire Scilly pelagic (Scilly, UK), 8th August 2010

 

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first-winter Shag, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 11th February 2007

 

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adult Shag, Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 18th October 2004

 

immature Shag, Dawlish (Norfolk, UK), 12th November 2006

 

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Shags, off the Garrison, St Mary's (Scilly, UK), 4th October 2007

 

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Shag, Bar Point, St Mary's (Scilly, UK), 5th October 2007

 

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Shags, from the MV Sapphire Scilly pelagic (Scilly, UK), 7th August 2010

 

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juvenile Shag, Graffham Water (Cambridgeshire, UK), 24th September 2011 - another inland record, this one unfortunately has a fishing fly sticking out of its neck

 

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Shag, Kyle of Durness (Highland, UK), 26th February 2012

 

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Shag (with Cormorant), Sheringham (Norfolk, UK), 19th November 2011 - the Shag is the left hand bird in each photo

 

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Shag, from the MV Sapphire Scilly pelagic (Scilly, UK), 11th August 2012

 

Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 19th October 2013

 

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first-winter Shag, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 15th December 2013

 

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Shags, Kinnaird Head, Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire, UK), 18th March 2014