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, 18 March 2014
Just the Scaup
Nothing else on offer today other than a rain-drenched 2CY male Scaup still on Middleton model boat pond
Coverage gratefully received the next three days - might be a bit of Kittiwake passage for a start...plus spring passage Bonxie?