Choughs and Crowders

Saturday 15th October saw a magical afternoon turn into a magical and mystical evening, as Bagas Crowd descended on the Lizard with their many musical friends to celebrate an Anniversary in common. John Dudding and France Bennet, of Bagas Crowd, inspired by their true Cornish connection invited the Cornwall Chough Project to join their 10th anniversary celebration raising over £100 for us through raffle tickets and donations. 

The event was a huge success.  Firstly, the choughs performed well on the guided walk, giving us aerial displays, and plenty of chawing for which they were rewarded with a serenade from the ‘Crowders’ on the cliff top, where they settled to feed within metres of the group. We then returned to the beautifully adorned reading room where we feasted. Cat Lee Marr from the Cornwall Chough Project gave a presentation on the return of the chough before the procession led by a giant ‘withy’ chough left to round up villagers for the ‘Crowders Ceildh’, which had us all dancing into the early hours.  The highlight of the evening was an amateur film by John Dudding  - called ‘The Great Pasty Hunt’ soon to be available on youtube.

See our photostream for more photos or go to Cornish Choughs.