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.
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
This was the first tide for a few weeks high enough to completely cover Ocean Edge salt mash. Flushed:
3 common snipe
1 jack snipe
Also on Red Nab
1 rock pipit (petrosus)
Male blackcap still visiting feeder in Heysham garden