So we have reached the Last Day of Becky’s September square photo challenge! She would like us to share photos which embrace ‘pink’ – there could be pink in the photo, the subject or photographer could be ‘tickled pink’*, or indeed looking ‘in the pink’*. A photo that manages to do all three things is the ultimate offering.
I was going to finish with a flurry of lovely September flowers, but I was so excited to see this bird I had to use it instead. This red-legged, red-billed member of the crow family earned itself the name ‘Cornish chough’ (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) because of its close association with the Duchy for several hundred years.
I was tickled pink (or you could say "chuffed") to finally see not one, but two Cornish choughs at Godrevey Point on Thursday. I had just finished photographing several Grey Seals on the beach so my day was perfect.
The chough’s (pronounced chuff) symbolism for Cornwall can be easily found for it features on the coat of arms, proudly sitting on top of the crest flanked by a tin miner and fisherman as a striking reminder of Cornwall’s proud traditions. The chough’s Cornish name, Palores, means Digger, a reference no doubt to its habit of digging away at loose soil to find invertebrates.
It has been a lovely Pink month here on Travel Words, I hope you have enjoyed looking at the photos and I thank Becky for being an excellent hostess of this quirky square challenge. I am certain she needs a good couple of months off now for a rest. Thank you once again Becky!
*‘in the pink’ means in perfect condition, or in good health, and ‘tickled pink’ means delighted.
September Squares | Pink