Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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Latest blog posts
  • Three's a crowd

    With the first week of March nearly over our chough should start nest building any day now. The first date in 2014 was 9th March, with the final pair not starting until 21st March. Most of the regular pairs are together in their territories and are bust...
  • Homeward bound and big tides

    Dispelling rumors that we never leave the island we returned to Ramsey yesterday after a 4 week break! We spent 2 fantastic weeks birding in Costa Rica with ace birder Diego Quesada where we saw an impressive 372 species including 29 species of hummingbird...
  • 'Storm Rachel' Hits Ramsey

    As forecast today was a stormy affair! Winds gusted to 60mph (force 10 to 11) around the middle of the afternoon at Milford Haven so you can probably add a few on for out here! Not one to miss a weather phenomenon, Dewi and I crawled out to the island's...
  • Bullfinches and Bonxies!

    A female bullfinch feeding on what remains of the blackberry seeds on the garden bramble bushes was a good find by Lisa this morning. We only had one record in the whole of 2014 so nice to get it on the year list. The bullfinch was quite secretive, initially...
  • Still going strong!

    As many of you will know, Ramsey is an important site for (red-billed) chough ( Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax ). We have between 7-9 pairs breeding most years which represents between 1-2% of the UK population. There are approximately 55-65 pairs in Pembrokeshire...
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