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 Guides Dave and Dave saw Manxies and seabirds galore! It was raining but did not dampen the passengers spirits!
This weekend we were delighted to have been asked to give a talk at RSPB weekend at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
This evening Project Officer Lydia Titterton and Project Assistant Holly Paget-Brown gave inspirational talk to the U3A on Scilly.
Today we were joined by journalist Mark Rowe, National Geographic Traveller, and his lovely family. Writing a feature on Scilly for the annual National Geographic Traveller Family issue they joined us at the Manx shearwater burrows.
Over the past 48 hours we have carried out a ‘mock rat incursion response’ to test our protocols for removing rats if, and when, one returns to St Agnes or Gugh.
Thank you to everyone involved. If and when a rat gets back we all feel confident that this robust incursion plan combined with its resources, will have a high probability of returning the islands to, and maintaining them as, ‘rat-free’.
Each Friday RSPB volunteers onboard the Scillonian III Ferry point out the widlife seen to the passengers. This week Manxies, gannets and bottlenose dolphins!
This week Guides Dave and Dave saw lots of seabirds, dolphins and porpoises from the ferry, and on the islands - the Purple Heron at Lower Moors!
Theyr'e back! Manx shearwaters have been seen around the waters of Scilly, fresh from South America, and today the first one was heard calling from a burrow on St Agnes - welcome back home Manxies!
Each Friday from March to October our wonderful volunteer guides point out widlife to the passengers seen from onboard the Scillonian III Ferry. Thanks to David and Phil for this weeks report and Manx shearwaters are still heading back!