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, 18 July 2012
Red themed waders and moth
500 Oystercatchers at high tide, 167 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, no Curlew
c200 Black-headed Gulls, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (30 others sitting on the grass at Ocean Edge).