Tuesday 2 August 2011

Alpine Chough

A flock of about 20 Alpine Chough at Cret de Chatilllon west of Lac Annecy (elevation 1700m) seemed wary initially but after a bit of hanging around they become quite precocious, even coming down to pick up picnic leftovers at one point. A mixture of red-legged adults and dark-legged juveniles lined up on the chairlift paraphernalia, occasionally taking flight en masse before circling and returning to similar perches. Very characterful and vocal birds.

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