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
Thanks to the Duchy of Cornwall for landing Jaclyn and volunteer Tristan on the island, and thanks to Trinity House for permission to inspect the island, which although managed by IOSWT, has restricted access due to the Lighthouse operations.
Jaclyn gave the islands the all clear - no sign of rats. Chocolate monitoring blocks were put out.
Jaclyn also discovered an old storm petrel egg (which had not hatched in summer) in one of the dry stone walls - hopefully the parent will return and have more success this year. Their odds are good with the absence of rats.
Jaclyn puts out monitoring blocks
The steps on arrival
View from the top of the steps - quite a climb!
Round Island Lighthouse
Storm petrel egg (tiny) in old dry stone wall which used to enclose the Lighthouse Keepers garden