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.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Bit of coastal coverage:
Med gull - one ad (prob Czech bird), 2x 2cy including the one with loads of black like a relict gull! Also three 1cy
Common tern - 1cy still heysham two
Rock pipit - 2