This rather athletic Shag was photographed by one of our Nature's Home readers when visiting the Farne Islands earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Peter Overton, West Midlands).
Peter says - "We witnessed this Shag behaving more like a Rockhopper penguin than a Shag."
We would have to agree with you Peter, fantastic photo, well done! Another feathered fellow the Shag often gets mistaken for is Phalacrocorax carbo (10 points for guessing the scientific name, hover your cursor over the link to reveal its common identity). They can be tricky to tell apart, especially in the case of young birds.
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