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.
Monday, 7 December 2009
Awful miserable southerlies
Heysham Obs North harbour wall Med Gull - two adults following in the IOM ferry - the usual birds Twite - 12ish Guillemot - one in harbour Goldfinch - a good Atlas RR on the mound