Shag

There’s a perky looking Shag at Brixham.

Shag - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

What an exceptional bird. That lemon-yellow gape and oil-black plumage is set-off by a jaunty crest. It must be breeding time again.

Shag - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

And how about those eyes? Deep emerald green.

Shag - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I’m standing as motionless as possible and hidden behind a sign on the harbourside.

Shag - Brixham - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I must look utterly ridiculous.

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