A shag. And 3 gulls getting in on the act.
And now only 1 black backed gull. And 3 shags. That’s better!
If you climb out across the rocks (when the tides out) from Meadfoot beach you can get right into shag-world.
But sometimes a shag is not a shag. It could be a cormorant.
This chap (or chapess) was down on the harbour, preening and posing.
Here is a vid with the proud cormorant in it. And those shags up there on the rocks. Plus some power boats machining across the bay. Couldn’t beat the shags to the winning line though!
Vid & Words: Ian Nisbet