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
We saw gulls, common terns, shags and even a peregrine falcon. Interestingly - even Canada geese and a mallard were on Great Bay where we ended the fab walk, maybe they were having a day at the beach like us! Feedback from the children about what the learnt included;
'It was good to learn about the different species of seabirds, and see what they look like through binoculars'
'I have never used binoculars before - it was fun to see the seabirds up close!'
‘The Isles of Scilly are important for seabirds’
‘Some seabirds are nocturnal’
‘There is no such thing as a seaguls – there are different ,species of gulls’
‘Manx shearwaters call to each other when it gets dark’
‘the difference between a shag and a cormorant’
‘Bugs live in cuckoo spit!’
‘I have never seen a peregrine falcon before and today I did. It is the fastest animal on the planet’
Thanks to Mr Treneer and a big thank you to all the children for taking part and being our future seabird ambassadors!