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.
A pale Lesser Black-backed Gull caused problems when photographed in sunlight and needed a bit of scrutiny on the big screen in the evening as well as second opinions. Thanks for these as all in agreement.
Mid grey Lesser Black-backed gull, with regular Herring gull companion. Near No.2 outflow
Wheatear - 1
Pale bellied Brent Goose - 11 rather scattered on the north side this am as 2 plus 6 plus 3
Kittiwake - two 2cy outfalls
Chiffchaff - two ringed
Goldcrest - one ringed