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
The largest numbers of Manx shearwaters 'rafting' on the water at sunset before they swap incubation shifts in their burrows on Annet, St Agnes and Gugh has been seen tonight. Over 1000 Manx shearwaters were recorded by the team and local wildlife guide Will Wagstaff, onboard the evening boat trip 'Shearwater Special'. There was one Sooty shearwater amongst the group too. What a sight to see, it was very special indeed!
Each Friday a Wildlife Guide points out wildlife seen from the Scillonian III ferry. This week Guides Jenny Parker and David Conway saw lots of Manxies, gannets, and Sunfish.
Each Friday, Guides point out the widlife seen from the Scillonian. This week Guides Nic and Clare saw Manxies, a Bonxie, Dolphins and a Sunfish!
When 'stormies' call back from 'apparently occupied sites' in bolder beaches, their wonderful purr or chatter can only make the surveyor smile! These are simply imcredible seabirds.
The auks, gulls, shags and many other seabirds have now started to fledge, but thats not the end of our sebird survey season, the count now moves to counting 'apparently occupied sites' of the enigmatic storm petrels. Nesting within bolder beaches and in stone walls, play back of their calls is used to survey their numbers and piece of rope makes out 2m transects.
Each Friday our wildlife guides onboard Scillion III Ferry point out the wildlife seen from the boat to the passengers. This week the guides saw lots of Manx shearwaters and sunfish - the worlds heaviest bony fish! See great pictures of sunfish from Sapphire Boating recent outing! at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=696390403827741&set=pcb.696390620494386&type=1&theater
Laszlo and Tommy from the Commision and LIFE funding Monitor Karen, all visited the project for the past two days. Feedback was positive regards our hard work so far!
Thanks to all the guides who led over 50 walks for the past two weeks in June. We are crunching the numbers for how many people joined the walks, but it certainly looks like feedback was great!
Today we were joined by a German TV crew to film the project as part of a 'paradise islands' documentary. We hope they got our best sides, the seabirds need not worry, they always look good.
Each friday, Guides onboard the Scillonian III point out wildife to passengers. This week it was a great mix of seabirds and jellyfish!