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.
Friday, 2 September 2016
Nothing new today
Latter stages of the incoming tide saw 4x juv and 1x 2cy med gulls but nothing else of note but nit all the redshank had arrived at the roost (cf yesterday's juv spot red). No moths of note in the final days of the trap