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 IOSWT rangers and volunteer rangers were monitoring for rats as part of the last day of the 'winter monitoring programme as we head into the spring, monitoring programme from April 1st and hand the islands back to the seabirds and they heard a Manxie calling from a burrow -well done team, that is the first record of the year, the first Manxie down a burrow?
The birds need to clear their burrows out, pair up and mate and then the males will protect the burrows from other prospecting Manx shearwaters whilst the female goes out to feed at sea and grow that egg (the honey moon period)!