A juvenile Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis with strikingly whitish underparts and pale legs and feet appeared at North Haven, Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, on 3rd September 2002, and remained for the rest of the autumn (at least until wardening staff vacated the island in late November). I had seen another juvenile Shag displaying similarly distinctive plumage on Skomer on 4th September 1999 (seen

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