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.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Ocean Edge to Rednab 10:00-10:30 (MD)
1 Northern Wheatear (f)
5 Little Egret
Middleton Nature Reserve 17:00
Just a quick check to try and confirm Garden Warbler - no sign
2 Cetti's Warbler singing plus third bird seen
1 Little Ringed Pover