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, 29 February 2016
Lunchtime head count
The following are the result of quick check of Middleton ponds just after lunch. No sign of cetti's.
2 male gadwall 2 male pochard 7 tufted 2
mallard 8 teal 1 little grebe
2 little egret feeding in Half Moon bay rock pools.