August 2012 – Cornish Chough Update

The youngsters from this year’s broods have dispersed, some further afield than others. Penwith youngsters have been seen around St Ives and near Zennor and last week were around the St Ages area (up to ten birds recorded) and Watergate Bay. Lizard young are venturing west as far as Perranuthnoe. Survival this year has been remarkably good with 15 of the 18 young accounted for still. An interesting record from out of Cornwall came from Gatwick airport!!

If you see choughs while you are out and about, please don’t forget to send us your records, even if you think ‘they must know already’ – cornishchoughs@rspb.org.uk all records are entered onto our database.

Website: www.cornishchoughs.org

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cornishchoughs

Claire Mucklow – RSPB

One thought on “August 2012 – Cornish Chough Update

  1. TREVOR GUY

    Whilst on holiday at Porthcothan during W/e 6th October I recorded a Chough fly over the bay towards Park Head on October 1
    I have been visiting this bay for a number of years and this was the first time I have recorded a Chough at this location. I note you request sightings.

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