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, 20 November 2016
Long range lingerers
11 common scoter were in the Kent channel
The only other things worth noting were 10 eider, Czech med gull and about 18 small finches on the north wall
Middleton held 8 teal but nothing else of note with diving suck still absent