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Cornwall's choughs have a fantastic year!

Last modified: 08 June 2012

Chough perched on rock

The Cornwall Chough Project team (RSPB, National Trust and Natural England) are delighted to announce that Cornwall’s choughs have had another fantastic year.

Five nests have successfully produced 16 youngsters. The project has also witnessed what it believes to be the earliest fledging ever recorded in the UK with some young chough on the wing by third week in May. 

At Southerly Point on the Lizard where the long-standing pair have nested every year since 2002, the brood is expected to take to the wing next week. The project is inviting the public to come down and see them, with the watch point open 10-5 every day weather permitting until 17 June.

The project is particularly grateful to the growing team of volunteers who have helped keep track of all the birds, ensure their nests are undisturbed and run the watch point.

If members of the public would like to catch up with the choughs and all the latest news there is a special Wildlife Weekend on the Lizard 23/24 June with lots of free activities for all the family. 

See www.cornishchoughs.org for more information.

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