Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Green eyed beauty


The gorgeous green eye of a shag. More photos from the Inner Farne Isle

Shag green eyed_

How on earth the chick don’t just fall off the nest I don’t know.  They look a bit of a car crash!

Shag nest chicks

And the chicks are not handsome are they?

Shag chick

I’ve saturated the colour in this next shot, so you can see what I could see, plastic fishing net in the nest…

Shag nest


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

5 thoughts on “Green eyed beauty

  1. Lovely pictures. It’s so sad to see plastic like that. xx

  2. Those puffins are exquisite! I saw some in Alaska, and fell in love. For years, I had a key ring fob with enameled puffins on it, but eventually the image wore away, and that was the end of that.

    I’ve never heard of the shags. I have to confess: the first thing that came to mind was the Austin Powers film, “The Spy Who Shagged Me.” I’ve never seen the movie, and have no idea what it was about, but apparently the title has stuck.

    You’re right about that nest — it does look a little (a lot!) precarious!

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