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, 9 February 2010
Heysham Obs Office feeder Reed Bunting - 1 - a BTO challenge year tick
Overhead Pink-footed Goose - 90 NW at 1415hrs
Elsewhere Scaup - one female in low tide channel off north Morecambe. Redhead Smew Freeman's Pool late afternoon