On Saturday Rowena, Rob and Mark attended the RSPB’s Members’ Day and AGM in Birmingham to accept the President’s Award on behalf of the Chough Watch team.
Here they are accepting the award from our President, Miranda Krestovnikoff in front of several hundred RSPB members. It’s a huge honour and they did us all proud.
Rowena, Rob and Mark accepting the President’s award – that’s a huge stage!
Mark wrote in an email yesterday..
‘So today I am back in Cornwall and on the cliffs amongst the Choughs. I have returned from the annual RSPB conference at Birmingham with Rob and Rowena, where we accepted the President’s Award on behalf of our incredible Chough Team past and present.
Everybody we spoke to was full of congratulations and gratitude to all of our dedicated team. We felt honoured and humbled to be able to represent the team, but would dearly have loved to have the whole ‘Chough Family’ of volunteers with us.
Rowena, Rob and myself were privileged to be able to talk to fellow deserving award winners, RSPB members and key members of the RSPB staff about the project, the dedicated team of volunteers and the success of our ever-growing Chough population.
As a team we received a lovely print of ‘Avocets Arriving’ by Robert Gillmor and a certificate of recognition for all of our hard work.
I popped in to see Mike and Alix Lord today who have volunteered for the project since the Choughs naturally returned in 2001 and together we reflected on an incredible 15 years and a remarkable season. We can’t wait for the next breeding year’.
And here are Mike and Alix holding the award – they received the President’s award for their work in Cornwall and with the choughs back in 2002.
Mike and Alix have been involved with chough work since the very beginning
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