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, 9 August 2019
At least 18 different birds at low tide including returning German adults ASRE and ANLT and also 8 juvs
Sandwich Tern - one surprisingly on Red Nab at low tide
Rock pipit south harbour lighthouse
Wheatear 1 female type near lighthouse