The Return of the Chough to Kent

The return of the chough to kent (a jackdaw sized corvid with red feet and bill)

It’s been reintroduced to the white cliffs of Dover after 3 long years.

It’s a legendary bird found in the coat of arms of Canterbury since legend suggests it got its red ness through dipping and pecking in the blood of Thomas a beckett.

(article in BBC Wildlife Magazine 2022 – suggested by audience member at An Evening with Milton hide on 13 Sept 2023, part of Hailsham Festival).




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October 23, 2023