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
Today the team carried out a survey of the storm petrels nesting in the ‘monitoring bolder beach on Annet’. By using rope we can cover 2m sections along the beach, and then at each section we play the call of a storm petrel and listen for a response, if they call back then we record this as an ‘apparently occupied site’. We alsofound the nesting colony of Common terns, they had eggs and the first chicks – better late than never for 2017!
Thanks to volunteer Adam Mesaros for joining the team to assist the surveys, Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust for access, monitoring permissions and ongoing support and St Agnes Boating.