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.
Thursday, 19 February 2015
Two short sessions
North harbour wall
Twite 4, Linnet 12, Goldfinch 2
Model boat pond
Pochard male, 6 Tufted Duck and increase in Lesser Black-backed Gull