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, 6 August 2019
Not quite strong enough at the wrong state of tide to prompt any proper seawatching so just an outfalls and red nab scan from a soggy Ocean Edge foreshore
Sandwich Tern - 4
Little gull - ad
Med - at least 32 with at least 5 juvs