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.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
Two gangs of Kittiwake clearly did not fancy an overland crossing in todays weather and ended up flying out and across the bay
Kittiwake: flocks of 20 and c135 out/on then out Iceland Gull: 3CY south quayside then later on Fishers roof