Chough mating in Cornwall

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These Cornish Chough were seen mating at the weekend on the north coast of Cornwall. Signs of another breeding pair are normally something to celebrate but on reporting the sighting to the RSPB’s Claire Mucklow I was in for a shock. Claire closely monitors the progress of the handful of Chough in Cornwall and from the colour of the rings was able to confirm the two birds were the same sex!

Apparently they are inseparable and healthy but a bit confused. It’s probably just as well they were sexed when young as there would be more than a bit of head scratching going on now as to why they’ve never produced an egg.

Many thanks to Claire for the information and the great work she and the many volunteers are doing to help re-establish this iconic Cornish bird.

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