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.
Friday, 13 October 2017
Routine check of coast
A quick look by the model boat pond saw seriously windswept bushes. The only other effort was a quick check of the outfalls
Med gull - 1cy, 2x 2cy, 3ad
Little gull - ad winter