Tuesday 28 December 2010


In 2009, a pair of Choughs bred in a dilapidated stone barn forming part of our garden boundary and reared five young. It was quite something to be scolded by the pair every time we went into the garden! Sadly, some of the barn roof collapsed last winter and, although the Choughs came back to have a look in the early spring, they chose to nest in an empty farm building about half a mile away. The rest of the roof was taken down for safety reasons, but every so often the pair come back to check it out, as they did yesterday for the first time since last spring. The photos are of the pair and of the five young sitting on the roof calling loudly. They are very noisy birds and we could hear their begging calls when inside our house.

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