Cornish Chough updates

The four young from the Lizard are now independant and starting to explore on their own.  There are other young around Cornwall too along with sixteen non-breeding birds that at any time can be found between Cadgwith and Pendeen and possibly further afield. A good place to look is the cliffs from Porthcurno round to Pendeen, six birds were seen from Botallack recently.

All the young choughs are colour ringed and are sexed at the time of ringing so it is recorded which are male and female. All birds have two colour rings on on one leg and a BTO ring and colour ring on the other leg.

Could all chough sightings in Cornwall and further afield be sent to Claire Mucklow (address and phone numbers below) so she can keep the database of sightings updated.  01392 453775 / 07764 230246  

The Cornwall Chough Project is a partnership project with National Trust and Natural England and is part of the Action for Birds in England programme a joint RSPB/ Natural England Project

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  1. Roger B.

    Thanks for the update. Last September we saw choughs frequently around Boscregan and Botallack in west Penwith. I’m glad to hear that they’re doing so well.

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