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, 2 December 2015
Dull and wet rut
Nothing much happening
Guillemot in harbour the last two days
Ad med gull harbour entrance this am
Three mottled umber in trap two nights ago, one mottled umber and one light brown apple moth last night