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
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As part of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trusts monitoring work on the uninhabited islands, Jaclyn carried out a check on Round Island Today
Today saw the ''Big Schools Birdwatch' where seabirds featured, with Herring Gulls being recorded and signs of Storm Petrels were in the classroom!
BBC 'Inside Out' featured the project this evening. Watch it here
We feature on BBC's 'Inside Out' Monday 26th January 7.30pm BBC 1. Tune in to hear about the 'Manxies' and as we join St Agnes school on a shrew hunt! The transmission will only be in the SW but you can find the programme on satellite (under regions) and online. Photos Ed Marshall
Today the team returned to Tean, St Helens and Northwethal to monitor the bait take and any sign on the chocolate wax. They record everything they find and replace anything suspicious, including cholcolate wax nibbled by shrews.
We welcome Gemma Bowcock as the newest member of the team this week.
As with this project, shearwater chicks have successfully fledged from the island of Molokai, Hawaii.
Today Secondary School pupils at Five Islands School sang a christmas song to wish our Manx shearwaters Feliz Navidad!
St Mary's Primary school classes - 'Yellow and Green classes' today joined the project, they saw footage of the chicks from September and drew a Christmas card for the Manx shearwaters in Brazil - to wish them Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas in Spanish) as they are currently down in Brazil over winter!
Thanks to Rebecca Etheridge for assisting the check of the permanent monitoring stations across St Agnes and Gugh today. We had lots of sign of Scilly shrews. Thanks also the the community members who continue to check stations on their land and around potential incursion hotspots.