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.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Meds and Twite
North Harbour Wall
All three adult Med Gulls showing well on the railings early afternoon.
50+ Finches around feeding area including
Middleton model boat pond
Scaup 2CY male
Tufted Duck x 5