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
Thanks to volunteers Lindsey and Liam for all their help for the past two weeks. Their tasks included all ecological mornitong surveys, chick checks, 'pop up' pitfall lab analysis, 'Date with Nature' walks and making flavoured monitoring wax, phew what a two weeks!
Thanks to all the residents and visitors who came along to the project talk, and joined our 'chick check walk'.
This weeks trip saw three different species of shearwaters.
Today we joined St Agnes school for a 'wildlife treasure hunt'. We went through six different habitats to find the clues to the final treasure at Troytown campsite. During the walk we saw the 'weetabix bird' - otherwise known as the wheater, fulmars, curlew, blackbirds and thrushes and Manx shearwater burrows.
Last night Cllr and St Agnes Representative Richard McCarthy and resident birder Doug Bird assisted with the ‘chick checks’ walks.
Isles of Scilly storm petrels helped by nest boxes, games and ‘chick-check walks’
Todays widlife sightings from our guides included Manx and Sooty shearwaters, storm petrels and sunfish!
We have had our first record of a storm petrel chick for 2016!
Today Natural England's Naomi Stratton, Lead Advisor Land Management and Rob Large joined the project to learn about the work and join a 'chick check community walk'.
Tonight we recorded the first Manx shearwater chicks of the year on St Agnes and Gugh as they 'stargaze' outside their burrows ahead of migration.