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, 30 July 2013
Bonapartes and Little Gulls still present but cannot access the main text
Tuesday 30th July.
A great day for butterflies,
moths, Hawkers and Sparrow hawks. On the Heysham Nature reserve.