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.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Sunday 17th August
Med Gull - c10 juv, at least one adult but conditions awful!
Absolutely nothing on the sea other than 6 Sandwich Terns at low tide just to the north of Heysham Head