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.
Monday, 20 April 2015
Limited coverage today
New for year - common Whitethroat Middleton
Highlight - tree pipit ringed Purple Sandpiper still present
Also ran - 2 sandwich tern, one common scoter, ad summer little gull and a grey seal