Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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Latest blog posts
  • Shearwater nest box success

    In Nov 2013 we installed the first of our Manx shearwater study nest boxes. These were inspired from a visit to New Zealand where we saw them in action with Fluttering and Hutton's shearwaters. The aim was to give ourselves a population we could easily...
  • Shearing on Ramsey 2015

    Visitors to Ramsey will probably have come across our flock of Welsh mountain sheep. They are part of our conservation grazing scheme primarily for the benefit of chough although many other species benefit from the grazed grassland such as wheatears....
  • Manx shearwater surveys

    Manx sheawaters are arguably the RSPB's biggest success story on Ramsey. When we took over the island in 1992 it was plagued with introduced brown rats, a disaster for any burrowing nesting seabird which has evolved over millions of years to nest...
  • 1...2...seabird counting time

    It's that time of year again when we spend long periods with our eyes glued to telescopes counting thousands of seabirds. We can count most of them from the island but there are some 'blind spots' which we have to take to the water to deal...
  • Red Kite Bonanza!

    Its not unusual to see a few red kites on Ramsey during the year but today was exceptional! An amazing 51 were circling the island this morning putting on a fantastic show for our lucky visitors! The last time we saw anything like this was also in June...
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