The youngsters from this yearâ€™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 donâ€™t forget to send us your records, even if you think â€˜they must know alreadyâ€™ – firstname.lastname@example.org all records are entered onto our database.
Claire Mucklow – RSPB