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, 24 June 2011
Four Meds and a moth
Heysham Obs Outfalls/Red Nab
Med Gull - 3 adults and the usual 3CY
Moths Anyone any idea whether this will be Narrow-bordered 5-spot burnet or 6-spot burnet! Thanks Janet
Broad-barred White made its second appearance in the trap this year. Otherwise the first Smoky Wainscot of the year and a rather unseasonal Common Marbled Carpet