Just returned from Isle of May and was hoping someone could shed some light on these pictures. I think it is an adult European Shag with 3 young. But in one of the pictures it looks like one of the chicks is feeding the other two. Or is the one doing the feeding an adult? I mean it just looks too "fluffy" to be an adult.
Interesting, and I'm curious.
It's a shame only a couple of stills, or even video, because a series of still, would give a bigger sequence of events, almost as good as video.
Sharing some thoughts in no particular order, other than how they come in to my head:
Just some thoughts, and very likely way off course.
If I had to go for one, possibly alpha dominance, the pecking order.
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In reply to Liz791:
I've had a look through your images and uploaded a cropped one here (hope that's okay) and it is definitely a juvenile/chick and not a female adult - for a start it has a gape and fluffy down!
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