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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The shrew sign we recorded was quite incredible. In one station Jaclyn had 8 shrews in a grass nest they had dragged inside. One shrew jumped across Jaclyn’s hand and posed for a quick picture, and one ran into her hat which was laid on the ground and then back into the nest. Sorry shrews - we need that hat for work, but you are more than welcome to nest in the permanent monitoring station. Here is a chocolate wax block which a shrew has very much taken to, it is very obliging that they gnaw on the wax as it keeps us on our toes looking for rat teeth marks.
Rebecca arrives to check stations
winter hats are back out
which make a good home for shrews as they run out of monitoring stations!
Sorry we need the hat back, but you can live in the monitoring stations
and nibble the chocloate wax to keep us on our toes looking for rat teeth marks
This one obligingly jumped onto Jaclyns hand for a picture before heading back into the station where it had made a cosy grass nest!