Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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Latest blog posts
  • Pony Pedicure!

    Big thanks to Jamie the farrier and Graham the vet for coming over today to treat one of our ponies. His hooves had grown too long and needed trimming. Easier said that done with a semi wild animal that is rarely handled. It took a week of gently gaining...
  • World Migratory Bird Day

    Today is World Migratory Bird Day. At a time when migratory birds in Europe are facing a tough time of things ( see Malta issue ) it is worthwhile putting some time aside to celebrate the wonders of migration by appreciating the rigours these birds go...
  • 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...
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