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.
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Sorry getting behind with posting
Heysham Obs MONDAY sightings
Not sure what else was in the main observer's notebook!
Arctic Tern - one in
Sandwich tern - up to 38 mainly blogging
White Wagtail - up to four along tideline towards Potts corner
Dunlin - 5 on the rocks north harbour wall