Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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Latest blog posts
  • We plough the fields and scatter

    Back in January we ploughed up 3 acres of the old arable plot on Ramsey. The plan was to plant a variety of crops to serve various conservation needs. Many of you will know that we keep sheep on the island to help us manage our grass height to a level...
  • Woodchat Shrike

    While on her way to monitor a chough nest site Lisa stumbled across a stunning male woodchat shrike. It is only the 3rd record since 1992 (when regular annual records began). It put on a great show all day as it fed non stop on bees and beetles! Some...
  • Shearwater nest boxes - promising signs

    As many of you will have read here before we successfully eradicated brown rats from Ramsey in 1999/2000. Non-native to Ramsey this invasive species had been accidentally introduced via shipwrecks in the 1800's and caused havoc with our native seabird...
  • Up and running in the fog

    After a false start due to some typically unsettled early April weather we are now up and running for the new season. In fact we are now experiencing some rather a-typical early April weather with shorts and t-shirts replacing base layers and beanies...
  • On the move

    Today's birding highlight were 2 fine male ring ouzels seen together on the west coast at Glyma. In addition we logged our first house martins of the year (3), a sand martin and 6 swallows. The highest willow warbler count of the year was logged with...
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