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.
Monday, 28 November 2011
Normal service resumed with the usual suspects
This Purple sandpiper allowed a very close approach on the north harbour wall. Thanks Janet
Heysham Obs North harbour wall area Med Gull - two adults, one Czech-ringed Purple Sandpiper - 1
Twite - c20
Goldfinch - 1 Rock Pipit - 1
Meadow Pipit - 3
Red Nab/Ocean Edge at high tide
Linnet - c26
Twite - c18