Went to Ramsey Island today, owned and managed by the RSPB.  Only a 12 minute boat trip from St. Justinian’s, near St. David’s (lots of Saints in these parts) and you’re there, courtesy of Thousand Island Expeditions (http://www.thousandislands.co.uk/).  First up was a meeting with Greg & Lisa Morgan, Island Wardens, to discuss ideas for special guided trips to the island.  A really promising discussion, with some dates to be announced soon!  Also got to fuss their beautiful working Border Collie, Dewi.  This trip was also a chance to catch up with an old friend, Paul St. Pierre (RSPB Conservation Officer in Cornwall) and his family who are down on holiday.  The birds & wildlife were stunning – highlights included a Black Redstart and a Merlin, as well as good views of all the Ramsey regulars including Chough, Peregrine, Guillemot, Razorbill, Red Deer & Grey Seal.  The only one I failed to locate was Little Owl.  Also signs of migration with Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap.  Finished with a lovely cuppa overlooking Ramsey sound and the mainland – superb.  Really looking forward to leading day trips to this magical island from May to October – watch this space for dates! http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/r/ramseyisland/