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.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
What a difference a day makes
Or what a difference the weather makes. Snow to the north and blocking rain to the south so nothing flying over this morning from 0750 to 0900. About 60 Twite still around. Only 3 Red-breasted Mergansers in the low tide channel.