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, 11 January 2019
Routine low tide channel
Reasonable visibility for a low tide seaduck etc count this am
Great crested Grebe - 7
Common Scoter - just one female
Eider - 240
Cormorant - 63
Rb merganser - 2
Later in the tide, the three PB Brent Geese materialised on Red Nab