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.
Thursday, 5 July 2018
Ringlets reach the dog walk track
Thanks to Janet and Malcolm for info
Med Gull - 6 x ads on drop tide evening the max count - including right leg metal ringed bird
'Thinly spread' sums up Ringlet status with presence along the dog track for the first time