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, 11 March 2017
Male Wheatear in the old sandworks
14 Snipe and single Jack Snipe Ocean Edge
No sign of Iceland Gull but gulls very unsettled
At least 7 Goldcrest HNR - definite migration
No evidence of overhead eg pipit passage in murky weather