As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Chough chicks hatch on the Lizard confirming bright future for the Duchy's iconic bird

By West Briton | Posted: May 18, 2014

THREE chough chicks have hatched at Lizard Point, confirming a bright future for Cornwall’s iconic bird.

After weeks of wondering, National Trust and RSPB volunteers revealed that the pair of choughs in residence at the Lizard have produced three chicks - two males and a female.

The news brings fresh hope to the programme to reintroduce the chough to the Cornish coastline after the demise last year of the original pair of choughs reintroduced to the area.

Catherine Lee, of the National Trust on Lizard, said it was great news.

“Everyone involved is pleased to announce that this year the new pair at Lizard Point have a brood of three new chicks in their nest.

“Thanks to information from the RSPB, we now know that from all five broods across Cornwall, there are a total of seventeen young chicks this year, which is fantastic news.”

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