Wednesday, 2 July 2008

CORNISH CHOUGHS

Local news , conservationists at St Just are pleased to say that a pair of choughs have reared two chicks. A programme started in 2001 to get native choughs to try and breed again in cornwall getting local farmers to make a habitat suitable for the chough, well it worked, these are the first pair to rear young in 150yrs amazing eh! the sight is obviously secret but they had a camera on the nest the young are six weeks old nearly ready to leave.

Arthurian legend says that the red beak and legs of the bird are the blood spilt of arthur in his last battle. And cornish legend says that choughs on the land will bring a very good harvest. Great news all round , shows we can work at one with nature when we want to .

4 comments:

Tricia said...

This is fantastic news - thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

That's brilliant news about the Choughs. Let's hope it's the first of many to breed successfully. :o)

Pete said...

yeah very good news!!

oldcrow61 said...

I'd never heard of these birds so had to Google images. Handsome birds. It's wonderful that they are making a comeback.