Cornish Coast near Porthleven

I love walking along the Cornish coast near Porthleven at any time of year, but now that we have had some sunny days, it really feels like spring is in the air. A short drive from #Porthleven and daffodils are growing in the fields, adding splashes of bright yellow to the countryside. A sunny walk west along the south #Cornish coast the other day revealed some spectacular scenery, with bright blue-turquoise sea, and although the gorse and other cliff flowers aren’t in evidence yet, it won’t be long now.

Cornish Choughs

As one of the volunteers involved in the Cornish chough watch, I am often on the look-out for these iconic birds. Choughs were once very common in Cornwall, but sadly declined over the years, until they became extinct a few decades ago. However, three wild birds arrived on the Cornish coast in 2001 and thanks to efforts by the RSPB, National Trust and Natural England, as well as a dedicated band of volunteers, we now have a small population which is increasing annually.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/c/chough/