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.
Friday, 7 March 2014
Not a lot today:
Twite - 30 north harbour wall
Kittiwake - 4 harbour
Guillemot - one harbour
Nothing of interest outfalls or behind midday IOM ferry
Late News Pink-footed Goose - flock of 200 NW on 4th March