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, 29 May 2013
Outfalls & area
Arctic Tern - 2
Sandwich Tern - 3
Med Gull - 2CY (usual one)
Ringed Plover with 3 young, another pair with one young
Additional singing male Reed Warbler in marsh