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.
Saturday, 17 August 2013
Friday 16th August. LBBG seen at Heysham Nature reserve with just one metal ring on it's leg.
Also a Common Darters and a Brown Hawker, on the dog walking areas of the reserve.
Photos by Janet Packham.