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 saw the start of the winter programme to ensure the uninhabited islands on Scilly which are a refuge for seabirds, are kept rat-free.
The team of rangers and volunteers split into three teams, heading to the St Helens group of islands. They set up monitoring and bait stations on Tean, St Helans and Northwethal. The weather was not ideal for the first day of operations -but they are a hardy bunch and the sun came out slightly on the boat trip back home!