In Latest sightings by Ffion R
‘So, about this wet stuff……!’
Juvenile gannet looking unsure about its new environment and as it can’t fly yet it has no choice but to get in the water!
Thanks to @janbx for the photo.
As well as all the amazing bird and marine life, Ramsey has a number of interesting and rare species of plants growing on it. One of these is the sub species of prostrate juniper which grows on a number of sites on the island. It is so rare that there are only 7 of this sub species left in the world and 4 of them grow on Ramsey. It may not look very exciting but this little bush could be an incredible 1000 years old. The Pembrokeshire junipers are though to be an relict of the last Ice Age. Although there are both male and female junipers on Ramsey there is no evidence to suggest they are still fruiting. #juniper
It’s that time of year again, seal pups are appearing on Ramsey’s beaches and growing fast. To give you an idea of how fast they grow, they are born at 90-105cm in length and weigh 10-18kg. The female will then feed her pup for a sum total of three weeks and in this short amount of time the pup will triple its birth weight, gaining an average of 2kg per day, fed on one of the richest mammal milks known to man, at about 60% fat. At 3 weeks old however, childhood is over and they are weaned and abandoned.
Yesterday we saw a pup having its first swimming lesson which is always entertaining as they are not very adept swimmers initially. #sealpup
Gorgeous sunset on our shearwater trip last night!
Stunning sunset on our last trip of the day this evening. Lots of seals, porpoise and shearwater.
Gorgeous weather and some lovely common dolphin sightings over the last 2 days. One was on a bespoke cetacean trip for Coastal Cottages guests. Lovely to be doing some bespoke trips, so if you fancy something a bit different get in touch!
#coastalcottages #findyourepic #visitwales #visitpembrokeshire