Saturday, 18 June 2011

Young Choughs





















































































Whilst I was in Coirnwall last week I spent some time photographing the the local Chough Population at the Lizard and West Penwith. The images from the West Penwith Choughs will be shown in my next post. In this post I have included some images of the young Choughs on the day they fledged from their nest at the Lizard. These images capture the first few forays on to the rocks and ledges of the surrounding cliffs. As you can see the youngters were still very dependent on the adult Choughs who seemed to be encouraging them out from their nest. I certainly wish them all the best over the next few months and hope they are more lucky than last years youngsters. I very much hope that a good percentage of this years Chough fledglings which stands at a record of 15 can go on to to become breeding birds in Cornwall.



6 comments:

  1. Nice shots Anthony

    greetings, Joop

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  2. I agree Anthony, good luck to 'em.

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  3. Marvelous collection of new life,superb as always.
    john.

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  4. They are truly wonderful, the Chough is something that I never seen.

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  5. Well you timed your visit perfectly, great images, well done.

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