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.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
No access via Gate 38 week commencing 16th January due to fencing work on the seaward side of the path. Please do not pester the fencing team for access. Thanks for your cooperation.
Glaucous Gull - seen briefly near the wooden jetty around 2pm Guillemot - 2 Shag - 9 Kittiwake - c18 + 6 outfalls