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, 8 February 2012
Sunny Med Day
The Meds attended the morning anglers in cold but very sunny conditions:
The Czech-ringed bird photographed today (Thanks Janet)
Not particularly regular north of the harbour (thanks Janet)
North harbour wall
Twite - c16 morning, "large flock" in the afternoon