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A picture tour of Lizard - in the county of Cornwall
The thrift and the rocks
The thrift and the rocks - by Vince Hawthorn ©
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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(21st June 2013)
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The thrift and the rocks

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.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 550D
Exposure Program: Landscape, Focal length: 28 mm, Aperture: f 9.9, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/125 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 11, 2013, 1:18 pm
ImageID:1176937, Image size: 1280 x 853 pixels

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Comment by Darrell Haywood(22nd June 2013)

niceshot vince love the clover drawing you to the edge of the cliff.

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(22nd June 2013)

Stunning set of pics Vince

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Comment by Dave John(22nd June 2013)

Nice one Vince, must be 10-12 years since I was there last

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Comment by MikeT(24th June 2013)

Very nicely captured Vince

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(25th June 2013)

Nice picture

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