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.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Undisturbed heliport roost for a change
The view from the top of the Heliport with waders spilling over from the wall.
The heliport roost was not 'dog-walked until at least high tide today and this allowed 4000 Oystercatcher and 800 Knot to roost