The RSPB and Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society closely monitor Chough in Cornwall and request that any sightings be reported to them.
For many years I have been monitoring the Cornish pasty and request any information on where to find the best specimens.
Insight: The Chough is the symbol of Cornwall. It is incorporated in the Cornish coat of arms. Chough disappeared from the county in 1973 but reappeared on the Lizard Peninsular in 2001. They have since bred successfully and colonised other areas of West Cornwall in small numbers.
Their red feet and bills, distinctive shrill call and splayed primary feathers in flight help identify these birds from other members of the crow family.