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Striking mounted print inspired by wild RSPB Ramsey Island, featuring a raven - the bird that inspired the naming of the island.
Print measures 12 x 16''. Mounted, unframed.
*STDAVIDS.WALES is a 'people over profit' company, committed to reinvesting profits to Welsh charities that are working towards #ABetterWales. This ethical, community-first approach is a natural fit for RSPB in Wales and specifically, RSPB Ramsey Island.
Ramsey Island is an iconic landmark of St Davids life. The legends that surround it, the wildlife that thrives on it and the waters that beat against it all contribute to its rich tapestry of life. STDAVIDS.WALES have produced a collection of Gin and Art prints - the Ramsey Series. Profit donations go towards funding RSPB projects on and around Ramsey Island. Recent examples include a water filtration system for island visitors to replace the sale of bottled water, and ongoing annual boat hire to cut fledgling gannets free from marine plastics. Learn more and browse the full collection at STDAVIDS.WALES.
UK breeding population: pairs: 7,400 pairs Ravens have the oldest association with RSPB Ramsey Island of any of the island's breeding birds. The vikings probably encountered them during raids into Pembrokeshire in the 8th-10th Centuries as they named the island 'Hrafn-ey', old Norse for 'Raven's Isle'. Over time this name morphed into the familiar 'Ramsey' in use today.
Between 2-4 pairs breed each year on the island's wild cliffs, building a large ramshackle nest from heather branches. Pairs can mate for life, using the same nest site year after year.
In autumn, flocks of up to 100 birds gather to take advantage of the glut of grey seal afterbirth as the pupping season gets underway. With an impressive vocal repertoire of 33 call types, the majestic male raven, the 'sentinel', guards the precious territory year round, the skies of Ramsey filled by his tumbling display flight and loud, unmistakable calls announcing the island as his own.
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