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.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Monday 6th October
"Noticeable numbers of annoying YBW like calling Coal Tits - approximately 15-20 along Moneyclose lane Several Skylark still going south PM 2 Swallow - S 3 Goldcrest"
per Garry Sharples LDBWS site - real chance to grip everyone off missed here Garry!!