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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Asleep in the Rain

As we get down to the last week or so of our Seabird Camera set on a Shag nest on Jethou island, I am checking several times a day to see if any of the youngsters have fledged yet. Here's the image from a few minutes ago - all three young all tucked up asleep in the rain - very cute!
Catherine and Vic were so lucky when they chose this nest, because it really does look like the parents are top of the range birds - raising three chicks to fledging. A decade or so ago I wouldn't have batted an eyelid at this...but Shag productivity has been falling in the Channel Islands (as elsewhere in Britain) it is very fortunate to have selected such a successful nest for the 1st year of the camera!
Our three Shag chicks and one of the adults asleep in the rain on Jethou

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