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, 4 July 2010
First Manx Shearwater of the year
A 1.5 hour seawatch by Tom Walkington just before midday saw: Manx Shearwater - 1 Arctic Tern - 1
Later: Arctic tern - two Red Nab Common Tern - one Red Nab Med Gull - adult Stage 2 outfall, two adults Red Nab