Hogging the moonlight
July 17, 2019
The Seal of Approval
July 27, 2019

Choughed to bits!

This headland near Land’s End is called Gwennap Head. It is a fabulous place to watch marine mammals and birds. While staying nearby, I was amazed by a seemingly constant flow of Gannets and Manx Shearwaters. It was also a great place to watch Choughs. I was told that they are doing very well in the area and we watched a family group of six birds, mainly feeding on insects around the cattle dung above the steep cliffs. I wonder whether they could yet spread into parts of Devon which offer similar habitats. They are charismatic members of the ‘crow’ family, with red beaks and legs and distinct square wings with fingered tips.

J Pomroy – 27th July 2019