Ramsey Island and Grassholm

Ramsey Island and Grassholm
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  • Blog Post: Marine Art

    You will remember that last summer we celebrated 20 years since the RSPB purchased Ramsey Island and we commissioned local artist Rhian Field to produce12 original oil paintings depicting the island’s iconic wildlife and landscape. Rhian is a scientist and self-taught artist whos work allows her...
  • Blog Post: Follow that gannet!

    Over the last two weeks we have been busy working out on Grassholm Island , which lies 7 miles southwest of Ramsey . You might just have heard of this amazing, 9-hectare, piece of low-lying rock in the middle of the Irish sea. It is the oldest RSPB reserve in Wales and is home to nearly 10% of the world...
  • Blog Post: Gannet Rescue Mission

    After what can only be described as a ‘heart-rending’ rugby world cup semi-final in Auckland on Saturday morning, thoughts quickly returned to our annual October trip to Grassholm in the afternoon. The purpose of the trip is to cut free juvenile and adult Gannets which have become tethered...
  • Blog Post: Females go the extra mile!

    Some interesting results have been published from the Gannet tracking work that Plymouth University have been undertaking on Grassholm with us since 2006. GPS tracking devices are not only showing us where our Gannets go to forage when they have chicks to feed on Grassholm but are also highlighting...