May 2003 – vol. 96, issue 5, pp 246–246 EARLY NESTING OF THE SHAG IN DONEGAL. ON March 20th, 1927, Mr. C. B. Horsburgh reports having seen two Shags (Phalacrocorax a. aristotelis) sitting on nests, containing one egg each, on the north-west coast of Donegal. This is by far the earliest record of nesting which I have had for Ireland. C. V. STONEY. [Although the above record constitutes the earliest Irish record, it is remarkable that ... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.