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.
Saturday, 5 January 2019
Saturday 5 Jan
Rock Pipits (one at Half Moon Bay, one at the harbour). Great photos from Craig.
Red-throated Diver - one far offshore
Shag - 3CY wooden jetty
Common Scoter - female off north side of head late pm
Wigeon - 190