Birds

Your photos: Skein of Geese

Thanks to Len Smith for sending us this brilliant photo of a skein of Geese at Branton Lakes yesterday afternoon.

He said: "I always thought it was a gaggle of geese but apparently a group of geese on land is called a gaggle but in flight, it becomes a skein, team, or wedge of geese. I didn’t know that until today."

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Geese at Branton Lakes
Len Smith

A good season for the Cornish chough

BBC Radio Cornwall

Wildlife experts say it has been a good season for the Cornish chough.

The bird, the emblem of Cornwall, disappeared from the county by 1973 after a long decline because of habitat loss and persecution.

They were first seen again in the early 2000s, with much work going into conserving the species since then.

Claire Mucklow, of the Cornish Chough Conservation Network, said 14 pairs were confirmed to be breeding and 43 babies so far fledged in 2020.

Claire Mucklow has been part of the Cornish Chough Conservation Network for 20 years.