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As ravens have featured in one of our most recent storytelling trips they are next on the list for collective nouns. An unkindness or a conspiracy of Ravens. They have a very acrobatic flight and we often see them inverting to fly upside down, beautiful to watch. They are a serious predator for our visiting sea birds such as the auks and like all the corvid family ravens are intelligent. An interesting fact about ravens, they will take more eggs than they can eat in the breeding season and hide them for leaner times like squirrels. Also legends suggest that the original ravens in the Tower of London came Ramsey. Thanks to Rob Davies for the pictures.

As ravens have featured in one of our most recent storytelling trips they are next on the list for collective nouns. An unkindness or a conspiracy of Ravens. They have a very acrobatic flight and we often see them inverting to fly upside down, beautiful to watch. They are a serious predator for our visiting sea birds such as the auks and like all the corvid family ravens are intelligent. An interesting fact about ravens, they will take more eggs than they can eat in the breeding season and hide them for leaner times like squirrels. Also legends suggest that the original ravens in the Tower of London came Ramsey.

Thanks to Rob Davies for the pictures.

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We are just starting to see the first of the seal pups being born on Ramsey though it is still quite early for pups. The bachelor pad is also pretty busy now. This is where all the non breeders get to hang out. Here are a couple of youngsters checking out our passengers.

We are just starting to see the first of the seal pups being born on Ramsey though it is still quite early for pups. The bachelor pad is also pretty busy now. This is where all the non breeders get to hang out. Here are a couple of youngsters checking out our passengers.

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Sorry for the current obsession with collective nouns for our wildlife but it is keeping Ffion entertained! This is definitely a good one, an improbability of shearwaters, Pembrokeshire is home to over half the world’s populations of Manx shearwaters and our best shearwater fact is: The oldest recorded manx shearwater was ringed in 1957, still alive and 51 years old in 2008 and ornithologist Chris Mead calculated it had covered 5 million miles in its lifetime. We are still running our evening shearwater trips if you would like to see one of Pembrokeshire’s most amazing wildlife spectacle and learn more about these amazing birds. #amazingwildlifefacts

Sorry for the current obsession with collective nouns for our wildlife but it is keeping Ffion entertained! This is definitely a good one, an improbability of shearwaters, Pembrokeshire is home to over half the world’s populations of Manx shearwaters and our best shearwater fact is:
The oldest recorded manx shearwater was ringed in 1957, still alive and 51 years old in 2008 and ornithologist Chris Mead calculated it had covered 5 million miles in its lifetime. We are still running our evening shearwater trips if you would like to see one of Pembrokeshire’s most amazing wildlife spectacle and learn more about these amazing birds.
#amazingwildlifefacts

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Of all of our seabirds gannets definitely win the competition for the most amazing diving technique. They can drop from the sky like a feathered dart from heights of up to 30m, hitting the water at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. The deepest dive recorded from a Grassholm gannet was 25m. To have worked out the refraction of the water’s surface and still be on target for their fish over that sort of distance is truly amazing. They have a number of adaptations to help them achieve this, folding their wings back against their bodies a split second before entering the water, inflating air sacs in their head and body to cushion the impact with the water as well as having a secondary eyelid to protect their eyes and internal nostrils with baffles to prevent water ingress. We are lucky to have the 4th largest gannetry in the world here in Pembrokeshire on Grassholm Island. If you want to come and sea this amazing spectacle get in touch. #natureisamazing Thanks to Lyndon Lomax for the photos

Of all of our seabirds gannets definitely win the competition for the most amazing diving technique.
They can drop from the sky like a feathered dart from heights of up to 30m, hitting the water at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. The deepest dive recorded from a Grassholm gannet was 25m. To have worked out the refraction of the water’s surface and still be on target for their fish over that sort of distance is truly amazing. They have a number of adaptations to help them achieve this, folding their wings back against their bodies a split second before entering the water, inflating air sacs in their head and body to cushion the impact with the water as well as having a secondary eyelid to protect their eyes and internal nostrils with baffles to prevent water ingress.
We are lucky to have the 4th largest gannetry in the world here in Pembrokeshire on Grassholm Island. If you want to come and sea this amazing spectacle get in touch. #natureisamazing
Thanks to Lyndon Lomax for the photos

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‘Raven grew up with the sound of the wind and the call of the birds and the song of the seals. Sea below and sky above, he was wild. And he grew up with the islands legend deep in his mind, the legend of the king who sleeps under the hill and waits for the return of the White Raven, the magical one.’ This week on one of our bespoke trips we were joined by Jackie Morris for some story telling. Jackie is an award winning author and illustrator of Robert Macfarlane’s The Lost Words. This is an extract from her unpublished story Hrafen’s Ey about a Ramsey Raven. We listened to her spellbinding story to a background of seals and Ravens. The Pembrokeshire islands are steeped in legend and myth, if you would like to join us for a unique trip of magical storytelling at sea with Jackie please get in touch. If you have a group you can book the boat exclusively for a storytelling trip. #yearoflegend #findyourepic #visitwales

‘Raven grew up with the sound of the wind and the call of the birds and the song of the seals. Sea below and sky above, he was wild. And he grew up with the islands legend deep in his mind, the legend of the king who sleeps under the hill and waits for the return of the White Raven, the magical one.’ This week on one of our bespoke trips we were joined by Jackie Morris for some story telling. Jackie is an award winning author and illustrator of Robert Macfarlane’s The Lost Words. This is an extract from her unpublished story Hrafen’s Ey about a Ramsey Raven. We listened to her spellbinding story to a background of seals and Ravens.
The Pembrokeshire islands are steeped in legend and myth, if you would like to join us for a unique trip of magical storytelling at sea with Jackie please get in touch. If you have a group you can book the boat exclusively for a storytelling trip.
#yearoflegend #findyourepic
#visitwales

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The collective noun for shags is a ‘hangout of shags’ this is definitely an appropriate one if you’ve ever seen the crèche system they operate whereby one or two adults can end up ‘babysitting as many as 10 or 12 youngsters at this time of year. They are very entertaining to watch. #hangoutofshags

The collective noun for shags is a ‘hangout of shags’ this is definitely an appropriate one if you’ve ever seen the crèche system they operate whereby one or two adults can end up ‘babysitting as many as 10 or 12 youngsters at this time of year. They are very entertaining to watch. #hangoutofshags

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Great to be out again this year doing some more filming with Robson Green. This time trying his hand at lobster and crab fishing with Johno. Always lovely to see Pembrokeshire getting a bit of promotion. #robsongreen #visitwales #visitpembrokeshire Thanks to crew Pete for the photos.

Great to be out again this year doing some more filming with Robson Green. This time trying his hand at lobster and crab fishing with Johno.
Always lovely to see Pembrokeshire getting a bit of promotion. #robsongreen #visitwales #visitpembrokeshire
Thanks to crew Pete for the photos.

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We have been having fantastic sightings of our harbour porpoise this week. Interesting facts about porpoise – according to a recent paper, they will forage nearly continuously day and night and attempt to catch up to 550 small fish every hour, with a 90% success rate. This has led to them being referred to as ‘aquatic shrews’. #porpoise #Ramsey sound

We have been having fantastic sightings of our harbour porpoise this week.
Interesting facts about porpoise – according to a recent paper, they will forage nearly continuously day and night and attempt to catch up to 550 small fish every hour, with a 90% success rate. This has led to them being referred to as ‘aquatic shrews’. #porpoise #Ramsey sound