Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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  • Ramsey Chough Summary 2014

    It has been a good season for chough on Ramsey. This year we had 9 territorial pairs (8 in 2013) of which 7 went on to nest build and attempt to breed. The other 2 were non-breeding pairs that were establishing a territory for the first time which is...
  • Extreme Weather!

    Today has seen some quite extreme weather on the island. After 17 days of no rain we had 40mm of rain in less than 24 hours! (including 10mm in an epic 20 min spell this afternoon!). That is more than we have in the whole of June most years..... In...
  • Seabird Counting

    An early start this morning to finish off our seabird counts. And what a sparkling morning it was, calm clear and sunny, absolutely perfect conditions for counting with binoculars from a moving boat. This year’s counts have been generously sponsored...
  • Gannets Galore!

    As well as living and working on Ramsey, Lisa and I are also privileged to look after Grassholm, a tiny 9 ha rock lying 7 miles West of the Pembrokeshire mainland and home to 40,000 pairs of Northern Gannet. It is the RSPB's oldest reserve in Wales...
  • Listening out for shearwaters

    In five weeks time Amy and I might be forgiven for not wanting to hear another Manx shearwater for a while! We are about to undertake a project for our RSPB Conservation Science department which will involve repeated playback of male calls, female calls...
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