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.

Willen Lake - 28th-30th November 2005

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A useful size comparison with a somewhat larger Cormorant

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Above photos copyright Mike Wallen

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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

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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

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Photo courtesy of Tim Watts

This adult and juvenile Shag followed four birds found by Mike Wallen on 30th October with one there on 31st October.


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