Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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Latest blog posts
  • Lambing time again

    Farming is a big part of life on Ramsey and we manage a flock of Welsh Mountain sheep for conservation grazing purposes. Chough are one of the island's key management plan species. There are less than 400 pairs in the UK with over 50% of those in...
  • The Start Of My Ramsey Adventure....

    Our 2016 Reserve Intern Sarah Parmor arrived for the season in late March and has hit the ground running! Sarah takes up the story of her first 2 weeks....... Ramsey opened to visitors slightly earlier than usual this year due to the early Easter weekend...
  • Migrant Bonanza

    After a bleak day of severe gale force south easterlies yesterday the wind eased today and with a continued light easterly air flow the island found itself dripping with migrants. The highlights were a female marsh harrier (found by visiting Yelkouan...
  • Spring Clean

    As the moon waned during the past week the nights have been dark, almost ink black out here with minimal light pollution. Perfect for Manx shearwaters, freshly arrived from their south American winter quarters, to come ashore. Two years ago we installed...
  • False starts (but not for Steve)

    Apologies for the 'radio silence' of late, its been a busy few weeks. We always open on April 1st or Good Friday, whichever is the earliest. Normally when Easter is early the weather is too rough so we lose out. This year the middle 2 weeks of...
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