Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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  • Thermal imaging - seeing storm petrels in a new light

    In 2014 Dr Matt Wood from University of Gloucestershire spent several night on Ramsey looking for possible new storm petrel sites. This diminutive seabird was first recorded breeding here as recently as 2008 when 5 pairs were discovered at a site on the...
  • Island Hopping

    After our planned trip to Skokholm this weekend was cancelled due to the forecast, Lisa and I decided to head down to south Pembs anyway to revisit some old haunts. A night in the Lobster Pot in Marloes was followed by an 8am start for a trip over to...
  • Bats, not birds (for once!)

    In May of this year BSG Ecology deployed a bat detector on Ramsey (along with Skomer and Skokholm) to monitor seasonal variation in bat encounter rates and species diversity on the Pembrokeshire islands Each week we download the data and send it across...
  • Seabird monitoring: the old and the new

    Just realised it's been 20 days since we last posted a blog! Hopefully this might explain why........ In the 13 years since I started working with seabirds there has been a huge advancement in the technology that allows us to monitor their lives...
  • 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...
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