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South Stack choughs live video

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What am I looking at?

A chough nest deep inside a sea cave

Where is it?

RSPB South Stack Cliffs nature reserve, Anglesey, Wales


  • Choughs are the rarest crows in the UK
  • 'Mr and Mrs Mousetrap', the stars of the webcam, are named after the buttress where their cave is located
  • They're often seen feeding outside Ellin's Tower on the short turf
  • Unlike other crows, choughs are not scavengers - they dig in the soil for their insect prey
  • Choughs are resident in Wales year-round, but they do move into the mountains of Snowdonia in winter
  • Once widespread around the coast of the UK, choughs are now only found in Wales, on the west coast of Scotland and the Isle of Man, though they've also recently re-colonised the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall
  • Visit South Stack in person and you could also see seabirds, peregrines, ravens and skylarks


Thanks to Carnyx Live for their help with this video

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