On an unseasonably warm day for September Holly and the Biosecurity Officer for the Orkney Native Wildlife Project (ONWP), made our way over to Auskerry from Kirkwall. After a smooth sailing (apart from a very choppy patch in the middle!) we made it to the small island in just over...
On Sunday 18th July, I returned from five nights on North Rona with the MarPAMM Seabirds Count team. The team was ready for a restful day – but you can’t waste a weather window when it comes to petrel surveying, so instead we prepared for an early start, and by 6am Monday morning we were on our way back to the Flannan Isles!
In mid-July, almost a month after Tom had set up biosecurity surveillance for the first time on North Rona, I returned to the Western Isles to re-join the MarPAMM Seabirds Count team as they prepared to complete Leach’s petrel and European storm-petrel surveys on North Rona and the Flannan Isles.
In this blog we welcome Sarah Havery, Senior Species Recovery Officer who recently spent two weeks assisting Holly in Shetland as part of her sabbatical and thinking how projects either side of the Atlantic can work together to promote good biosecurity
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