Conservationists are celebrating today as a new nest site has successfully produced a brood of wild chough chicks in the far West of Cornwall – the first in nearly 150 years.

Partners of the Cornish Chough Project are heralding this as a significant chapter in the natural re-colonisation of Cornwall’s iconic bird.Jon Brookes, National Trust Manager for West Penwith says: “We are thrilled with this new development in our ongoing efforts to encourage the natural re-colonisation of the chough to Cornwall. A new pair breeding in the west of the county is great news and their success is down to the local farmers and the RSPB volunteers who put in all the time and effort into safeguarding the nests from disturbance.”

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