The event at the Volunteer Centre in Tarbert on 7th August was a great success, with several enthusiastic volunteers tackling 400m of plastic piping to make around 400 bait stations for the Shiant Seabirds Recovery Project.
Charlie Main, SSRP Project Manager from the RSPB said ‘We got through four of the unwieldy coils, making around 400 bait stations. This works out at an average of around a bait station every minute that we spent cutting, or about 28 bait stations per volunteer!’ It was a fun event, with plenty of cups of teas and a picnic lunch provided to keep volunteers going. More stations are needed, so another volunteering day is planned for Thurs 3rd September. This will be open to anyone over 16, whether they attended the first event or not, and all volunteers will have their name placed in a draw to win a trip to the Shiants on one of the boat trips for the project.
For more information on the project, please visit the RSPB website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/joinandhelp/donations/campaigns/shiantisles/work/index.html