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.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
North Harbour Wall
In the low tide channels were:
Red-throated Diver - 1
Great-crested Grebe - 10
Common Scoter - a raft of 23
Grey Seals - 2 near the yellow buoys
Visiting the feeding station were:
Linnet - 16
Goldfinch - 6