Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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Latest blog posts
  • The Rise of the Shearwater!

    Over the years this blog has documented the devastating problems Ramsey’s burrow nesting seabirds faced when brown rats were accidentally introduced to the island via shipwrecks in the 1800’s. With eggs and defenceless chicks easy prey for...
  • Surveys, seabirds and special tea

    Ramsey Reserve Intern Sarah Parmor with an update on her season I’m already half way through my internship on Ramsey and the new experiences just keep coming. I had very little experience of field and survey work before I started here and...
  • Was that a shearwater I heard?

    At the moment our days are consumed by all things Manx shearwater. We are in the middle of a full survey (which takes place every 4 to 5 years) and are eager to know if the upward trend seen in this species since rat eradication in 2000 continues or will...
  • Where has May gone?!

    The calendar says 18th May but its hard to believe where the time has gone. Here is a quick summary of what has been happening on Ramsey so far this month We finished lambing! The last lambs (a set of twins) were born on 12th - we got the remaining...
  • A Visit to Ramsey from the Mediterranean

    In April of this year we had a visit from Dilek Sahin, a Yelkouan shearwater researcher from Turkey. Yelkouan shearwaters are only found in the eastern Mediterranean and are a close relative of the Manx shearwater (which breed here on Ramsey). It was...
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