Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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Latest blog posts
  • Grey seals are go!

    After a steady start the grey seal pupping season is starting to ramp up. This one was new born today and in total we have 40 pups on our 9 study beaches now (accounting for roughly half the total). By the end of December the total should be around the...
  • Keeping the flies at bay

    Each spring and late summer we treat our sheep to prevent a particularly nasty condition called 'fly strike'. The green bottle fly ( Lucilia sericata) lay their eggs in the wool of sheep and when the maggots hatch they have a ready food source...
  • 2015 Breeding Bird Numbers

    Another unseasonably wet and windy day in Pembrokeshire; the perfect opportunity to crunch some numbers. Bird numbers of course! So having spent most of the day surrounded by maps and notebooks full of bird records from this spring’s fieldwork...
  • House Martin Bonanza

    Prior to 2013 there were no records of house martins breeding on Ramsey when suddenly one lone pair started building a nest on the south side of the farmhouse. The nest kept falling down so we quickly put up an artificial box and they got two broods away...
  • Shearwater nest box success

    In Nov 2013 we installed the first of our Manx shearwater study nest boxes. These were inspired from a visit to New Zealand where we saw them in action with Fluttering and Hutton's shearwaters. The aim was to give ourselves a population we could easily...
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