A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
This week three species of shearwater, three species of petrels and rafts of 100's of manx shearwaters totalling over three thousand birds - what a sailing!
Brian Craven & Vivian Stratton
RSPB Wildlife Volunteers.
The event was then an opportunity for the community to talk to each of the partnership team to discuss the transition from the project delivery phase to the legacy phase, and ask any questions or raise any concerns.
Each Friday a RSPB wildlife Guide reords and points out the widlife seen from the ferry. Thsi week guides Phil and Hilary saw over 1000 Manx shearwaters and bottlenose dolphins!
This week the project team attended the Islands Invasive Conference 2017.
Each Friday Wildlife Guides onboard the Scillonian III point out wildife seen from the ferry to the passengers. This week Guide Mike reported lots of Manxies, a Minke whale and lots more.
Today, Dr Vickie Heaney surveyed the storm petrel monitoring site (boulder beaches and dry stones walls which storm petrels nest in) on St Ages and recorded 10 ‘apparently occupied sites’.
Today the team carried out a survey of the storm petrels nesting in the ‘monitoring bolder beach on Annet’.
Today Radio Scilly 107.9fm interviewed Jaclyn Pearson about protecting all seabirds, and in particular – gulls. It is the time of year when gull chicks are fledging and people question what actions can be taken to help the chicks and avoid parent gulls.
Today Lydia and Holly have been making monitoring wax. They melt candle wax with flavours (chocolate, aniseed etc) and if a rat retunes it will be attracted to the smell, take a bite and their teeth marks will be detected. These colours should be nice for the community volunteers for checking this summer!