The observatory was set up in 1980. It involves ringing,'vis mig' counts (including seabirds) and general monitoring in the Heysham Nature reserve/power stations/harbour area. The statutory moth trap is in place and also a daily log for butterflies, dragonflies etc.
We share an office, kindly provided by EDF Energy, with the County Wildlife Trust. This is located next to the Nature Reserve car park. Do call in. Please leave sightings in the letterbox, ESPECIALLY 'fly-by' seabirds.
Sunday, 1 April 2007
More Meadow Pipits
Vis mig Highlighted by 155 Meadwo Pipit in one hour 0900-1000
Misc Ad & 1st W Little Gull and 3 Shag
Butterflies Highlighted by Red Admiral, also Peacock (10), Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone (3)