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.
Vis mig included 9 Meadow Pipit and 4 Grey Wagtail. Grounded migrants included 3-4 Chiffchaff, 3 Wheatear (2 mound, one OE) and a single Whitethroat
Coastal stuff was 'same again' with 3CY Little Gull and at least 15 Med Gulls (7 juvs)