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, 29 August 2014
Rough weather titbits
A couple of outfalls checks, one coinciding with IOM ferry:
Med Gull - 23 (11 1CY) Little Gull - ad Common Tern - ad
Sandwich Tern - 3 ads and a juv
Gannet - ad offshore
Kittiwake - juv offshore