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.
Monday, 23 January 2017
New bread med
A scoot round in the early afternoon saw:
Model boat pond
Med gull - large ad m coming to bread
Pochard - male
Tufted 4, gadwall 6, mallard 5
Linnet 18, twite 1-2. Song thrush 1, dunnock 3, starling 11