Chough Problems

March 3, 2018 at 8:57 pm

Whilst most visitors to Islay come to see raptors and the Geese the other attraction is Scotlands largest population of Chough. Unfortunately the fortunes of the rarest member of the Crow family have suffered in the last ten years. Global warming has led to more extremes of weather and of sixty young Chough that are colour ringed last summer only ten are still alive which will add further to the long-term decline. I managed to catch up with one feeding group and photos of these are in this weeks here