Our colleagues in Jersey are working on a wonderful project designed to reintroduce Red-billed Chough to Jersey. In actual fact the charismatic Chough is merely the "front man" or "show biz bird" for a much more ambitious project to restore some of Jersey's north coast cliff lands to habitat suitable for a host of native wildlife and birds that have been struggling to maintain a toe-hold in the Island, since farming was largely abandoned in the area.
The project has an excellent web site at http://www.birdsontheedge.org/projects/choughs/ which has lots of information and some wonderful photos of the project.
I'm including a posting on this web site because this autumn the first birds were released into the wild. There are currently five Red-billed Choughs in the area of Sorel Point, Jersey. Each bird has a colour ring (as well as radio transmitter). These birds can be reported on the Gull Colour Ring Web Portal
Red-billed Chough B2A87 Sorel Point, Jersey - (c) Romano da Costa
Red-billed Choughs at Sorel Point, Jersey (c) Colin Stevenson