Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Nearing the magic 100!

With a record number of 39 young raised last summer the number of choughs in Cornwall look set to smash through 100 this year. The huge efforts of countless volunteers and staff amounting to thousands of hours of dedicated protection and observation have been rewarded with this wonderful news. At this rate the chough population will have reached a self-sustaining threshold and a safe population will be established. At the moment plans for this year still include disturbance protection and also from the still present threat of egg thieves. Volunteers and staff from both RSPB and National Trust will be out there on the cliffs once more making sure another bumper crop of babies get the safe start they need.