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.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
The elusive Green Woodpecker and male Pied Wagtail taken today. Thanks Janet
North harbour wall
Twite - 4 on the food
Linnet - 1 on the food
Pied Wagtail - male as per usual
Dunnock - pair on the mound, one singing.
alba wagtail 4 north
Meadow Pipit 7 north and another 6 north 0835-0905
Grey Wagtail 1 from south which landed
Red-throated Diver - flock of 25very high above power station, seen when
there was a break in the cloud, heading north. Just shows how easy it is to miss this species during 'conventional' seawatching viewing fields - this observation was 'pure chance' during a break in offshore coverage