Storm petrels breed on remote Scottish island for first time after rats are eradicated 

“A threatened seabird is breeding on a remote Hebridean island following a four year programme to rid the area of rats” writes Science Editor for The European storm petrel has never nested on the Shiant Isles, but since the eradication of rodents conservationists have found the first signs of chicks. However in March, the Shiants were declared free from rats for the first time in more than a century and this week conservationists heard the distinctive calling of a storm petrel chick from inside a burrow.

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