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, 20 July 2010
Singing in the rain
Heysham Obs Middleton NR
Singing male Grasshopper and Reed (2) Warblers
Drinker an appropriate new species for the year. Just 13 Straw Underwing and 20 other moths in total