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, 25 December 2018
As you were
Rock pipit - singles harbour mouth and half moon bay shore
Meadow pipit -1 Shag - 2cy harbour mouth and wooden jetty area. it was feeding out from Half Moon Bay yesterday
9 Gadwall, 8 Mallard and 8 Mute Swan model boat pond
Second calendar year Shag feeding just beyond rocks at Half Moon Bay Christmas Eve