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.
Friday, 7 May 2010
Little happening early morning in strong north-easterly
Heysham Obs North wall 0630-0800
Arctic Tern - 7+12 in
Sandwich Tern - 12 in
Siskin - 2 NE
Swallow - 3 NE
Middleton Ind Est
A minimum of 17 Lesser Black-backed and 5 Herring Gull nests counted on roof tops (SD45E)