An egg belonging to a Farne Islands shag christened ‘Ronald’ by a Year 4 class from Gateshead has hatched.
Sarah Lawrence, National Trust ranger on the remote Northumberland islands, said: “Ronald nests right next to the main jetty on Staple Island. He’s probably the most photographed shag on the island.”
Ronald the shag sitting on top of ‘his’ nest on the Farne Islands, Northumberland. Credit: Sarah Lawrence/National Trust
Five years on from the Natural Childhood report more families than ever are enjoying nature at National Trust places.
Last year almost 4.5 million family members visited the conservation charity’s places – with visits growing steadily over the last five years.