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.
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Outfalls, moths and out
Little gull and two adult, two 2cy and one juv Meds . 117 redshank, 2250 oystercatcher
Moths included Setaceous Hebrew character and the first treble bar of the autumn