While I was at the Lizard Point I saw a member of the Chough watch ( braving the very brisk and cold wind). There are groups of choughs living on the Lizard and they are observed for their own protection. The chough is a bird somewhat like a rook but with a red bill and legs and a very distinctive cry. The Chough is special to Cornwall and forms part of the Cornish coat of arms ( sits on top of the shield of bezants with a fisherman and a tin miner on each side ). Unfortunately the chough was lost from Cornwall for many years( perhaps because of changes of land usage and management ) but just over ten years ago a couple of birds re-established on the Lizard and now quite a few groups are now established.I have heard recently though that one of the original pair has been killed - but it is thought by one of the new younger birds of the group.