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 project delivered seabird activities to Five Islands school today, as part of their 'activity week'
We carried out a seabird and landbird survey, bioblitz looking for all the wildlife which lives around the Manx shearwater nesting sites, 'storm petrel game' and even surveys for Manx shearwaters at the burrow. Unfortunately, none of the shearwaters down the burrows on Penninis, St Mary's called back and there was no sign that the shearwaters were still there (cobwebs over the entrances, no faeces or feathers) which led us to think the young have been eaten by rats - sad, but we felt hopeful for the chicks still currently in their burrows on St Agnes and Gugh!