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, 2 March 2011
Theres only one dotted border
Shameful lack of coverage today by two office-bound observers as admin things had to be done
A Dotted Border graced the trap
A presumed Heysham-ringed bird residing in Janet's garden in Heysham village. Thanks Janet