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Blue or Spotted Shag


Stictocarbo punctatus

The delightful shags are our smallest, and I have s oft spot for them, as when I was fishing and cleaning there were several birds who would come up to the side of my boat to beg, and would accept small fillets from my hand, wriggling with excitement as they took the offering. Their breeding plumage is quite handsome, with an emerald green cheek plate and an errectcrest

Size 730 mm

Blue or Spotted Shag

Blue or Spotted Shag

In Breeding Plumage

Blue or Spotted Shag

In Breeding Plumage

Blue Shag Calls

Stewart Island Electricity is generated using diesel fuel

Sails Ashore is Solar Powered

 But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG.  See More .......

Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,

Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.

Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG



Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz