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, 30 January 2015
Pinks on the move
More detail later on Pink-feet
Shag - 2CY in harbour along with the resident Great-crested Grebe
Med Gull - ad north wall area
Linnet/Twite - at least 2 of the latter in flock of 10 by sandworks