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The Cornish ChoughsIn 2001 choughs returned to Cornwall after a long absence. They were not re-introduced, but wild birds from southern Ireland looking for a new home. Three birds settled on the Lizard, a pair bred and since then the chough population has gone from strength to strength - in 2012 five pairs fledged 18 young, a record year. Choughs back where they belong, 21st century emblems for Cornwall. Fantastic! We will put more information on this fledgling site in the coming months to provide you with interesting facts, figures and updates on these wonderful birds.
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We had a very exciting day on Tuesday. I was on the dawn shift at Southerly Point. I hadn’t seen “wing nor feather” of the choughs all morning. Just as myself and Terry (a local photographer) were getting distracted by the … Continue reading
Friday 29th March sees the opening of the Cornwall Chough Project watchpoint. Chough Watchpoint This will be the 11th year that the watchpoint has been open. After becoming extinct in 1973, the choughs made a natural return to Cornwall in … Continue reading
…and we can’t wait! What a thoroughly wet and wild winter we have had, hopefully spring will bring dryer weather. Happily our red-billed friends, the choughs seem to have got through the winter ok. As the population grows and with … Continue reading
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