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, 18 January 2016
Heysham NH Wall
Mid morning visit to the feeding area saw the following:
Mixed flock of Linnet/Goldfinches difficult to count owing to much coming and going. Around 50 birds approximately 50% of each species.