The Chough 2018 breeding season has now officially ended
Chough update from Ray our Chough enthusiast!
“The 2018 breeding season has now officially ended, as all the chough chicks have left their respective nests.
The total “choughage” for 2018 was seven new birds (4 male and 3 female), which is more than we expected given the terrible weather at the start of the season, and the fact that there has been a mealworm shortage recently.
All the chicks follow their parents, still begging for food. However, they are not getting too much attention from them. They do go back to the nest boxes from time to time for short naps, and also to roost (the chicks, not the adults).
I did watch a chick in nest number two play with a feather in the nest. It poked and prodded it, then proceeded to start adjusting some of the twigs. A hopeful sign for the future..?”
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