Shag flock’s rocky slumber interrupted

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“Heads up folks, there’s somebody coming,” the biggest shag could be saying, as smaller ones prepare to leave the perching place.
Camera Icon“Heads up folks, there’s somebody coming,” the biggest shag could be saying, as smaller ones prepare to leave the perching place. Credit: Peter Sweeney

Look to the right, look to the left, look to the right again and then cross the road. Or in the case of these four shags, cross the ocean.

The shags were having a snooze on the same rock jutting out from the shallows at Green Head on a sleepy Sunday.

“Come on boys and girls, we’re outta here” is the next call as the shags split the scene and fly a few hundred metres further out to sea.
Camera Icon“Come on boys and girls, we’re outta here” is the next call as the shags split the scene and fly a few hundred metres further out to sea. Credit: Pictures: Peter Sweeney, Peter Sweeney, Midwest Times

They were doing nothing and nothing was happening around them.

Until prying eyes came too close and it was time to use the wings and fly.

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