European Shag

European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis (Linnaeus, 1761)

Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis aristotelis (Linnaeus, 1761)

(Very rare wind-blown PM)

  1. One, not aged, circa 1913 or 1903 (per H.H. Davis).
  2. One, not aged died later, 28th Sep. 1923 (D. Carr ).
  3. One, juvenile dead on last date, 14th-21st Nov. 1954 (B.K. Brooke).
  4. One, adult, 21st Sep. 1963 (B. King, R.J. Prytherch et al.).
  5. One, not aged, 7th Sep. 1974 (B.L. Kington, A.M.).
  6. One, not aged, 30th Jan. 1978 (D. Buffery).
  7. One, juvenile, 8th Sep. 1998 (N.R. Milbourne).
  8. One, juvenile, 1st-4th Nov. 1998 (A.H. Davis, J.P. Martin, N.R. Milbourne et al.).

In 1923, Donald Carr wrote "on September 28th, a Shag visited the Lake, obviously a wounded bird, as one of my assistants picked it up on the shore, it died a few days afterwards. The last record is about 20 years ago, that specimen is preserved."

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Buffery, D. Bird News, Jan. 1978. Bristol Ornithological Society.
  2. Davis, A.H. Avon Bird Report, 1998. Avon Ornithological Group.
  3. Davis H.H. 1948. A Revised List of the Birds of the Bristol District. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Bristol Naturalists' Society, vol. XXVII, part IV, pp. 225-268. 1947.
  4. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Ornithological Notes Bristol District, 1954. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  5. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1954. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  6. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1963. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  7. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1963. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  8. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1974. Somerset Ornithological Society.

Updated 14 June, 2013