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Wildlife lovers use plastic puffins to attract the rare sea birds

Wildlife lovers have installed a flock of plastic puffins on a remote island to attract passing sea birds to the area.

Meet Ramsey Island's new residents

Wildlife lovers have gone to unusual measures to attract puffins to the remote Ramsey island off the Pembrokeshire coast.

They have installed a flock of fibreglass puffins, which they hope will encourage the rare sea birds to the island.

The island used to be home to thousands of puffins Credit: Wales News Service

Volunteers have also wired up loudspeakers which will play the birds' mating calls in the hope that it will lure the birds.

Ramsay Island was once home to thousands of puffins in the 1800s but they left when rats managed to find their way onto the island from a ship wreck.

The RSPB hope that these new measures will encourage new birds to stay and nest on the island.

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