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.
Sunday, 27 March 2016
Saturday Wheatear plural
At least 4, probably 5 Wheatear landfalling and moving inland on Ocean Edge
11 Linnet north wall
Meadow Pipit - trickle - about 20 seen with the 20 minute sample count producing 4 of these!