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.
Monday, 3 February 2014
Some of the same
Scaup - 2CY Middleton model boat pond
Little Gull - 2CY outfalls pm
Kittiwake - 2CYharbour
Twite - 32
Med Gull - 2 adults
Guillemot - two in harbour - one larger and darker than the other
Cormorant - 44