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
As part of the islands walking festival 'Walk Scilly', the seabird walks and talks have been a great success.
Jaclyn Pearson and Bob Dawson Guided the walks and Bob explained;
“The walks went well, we had great views of a number of seabirds, including kittiwakes nesting on the cliffs. Shags were feeding offshore and oystercatchers piping. We learned about the nocturnal behaviour of the Manx shearwater (and storm petrel) and why their numbers were so threatened by brown rats. We also talked about the project and what it has achieved, and how we've moved into the next phase. We looked at one of the monitoring stations to see the chocolate wax block inside. We also looked at (and listened to) the fulmars on the ledges of Kittern Rock and the lesser black-backed gull colony allowed excellent close views. On our way back we tiptoed between the caterpillars of six-spot burnet moths basking on the grassy path.”