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, 17 June 2014
A rare sighting in the office trap was a Silky Wainscot - this has been found in small numbers in recent years in Heysham NR wetlands and also Middleton. Two Garden Tiger from an overnight actinic at Middleton were nice