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
Penzance to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse
367, Gannets, 24 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 37 Razorbills, 7, Guillemots, I Little Egret, 9, Common Scoter,
5 Balearic Shearwaters, 1, Manx Shearwater, 3, Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2, Common Buzzards and a Peregrine Falcon in Lamorna Cove, 8 Common Dolphins.
Wolf Rock Lighthouse to the Isles of Scilly
143, Gannets, 2, Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Kittiwake, 2, Atlantic Grey Seals, 6 Harbour Porpoise.
On the return journey from the Isles of Scilly to Penzance the wind became quite fresh, but it was sunny producing a stunning sunset from the stern of the Scillonian 111.
Isles of Scilly to the Wolf Rock Lighthouse
1 Arctic Skua ( a juvenile) chasing Sandwich Terns which was quite a spectacle for the birders on board, 5 Sandwich Terns, 202, Gannets,
1, Common Gull, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 2, Great Black-backed Gulls, 3, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1, Storm Petrel, 10, Common Dolphins,
Wolf Rock Lighthouse to Penzance
143, Gannets, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1, Great Skua, 1, Kittiwake, 18 Great Black-backed Gulls, 1 Razorbill, 1, Grey Phalarope, 2, Common Dolphins.