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, 5 April 2009
Heysham Obs Not sure of any further coverage today but:
Black Guillemot on the pager as being next to the wooden jetty early morning
Very few grounded migrants in the clear conditions e.g. just one new Chiffchaff and two new Goldcrest in the mist nets
Vis 0930-1100 hrs
Pied Wagtail 1 North
Siskin 3 NNE
Black guillemot also visited 'its' hole on the wooden jetty.