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
Outward: Penzance to Wolf rock; c2000 Manx Shearwater, 2 Balearic Shearwater, 54 Gannet, 2 Fulmar, 3 Black Headed Gull, 43 Herring Gull, 10 Common Dolphin (including 1 calf). Wolf Rock to St Mary's; 43 Manx Shearwater, 13 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 4 Herring Gull, 16 Greater Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Terns.
Return: St Mary's to Wolf Rock; 200+ Manx Shearwater, 13 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 21 Herring Gull, 65 Greater Black-backed Gull, 1Harbour Porpoise, 3 Ocean Sunfish. Wolf Rock to Penzance; 2000+ Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 44 Gannet, 3 Fulmar, 77 Herring Gull, 9 Greater Black-backed Gull, 1 Harbour Porpoise.
Many people were, again impressed by the great numbers of feeding Manx Shearwaters present and were interested to hear about them.