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.
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Brent Goose - Pete C recorded 29 pale-bellied and one dark-bellied out from the children's play area on flooding tide.
29 flew past Heysham Head, presumably on their way to Red Nab at 10:15.
18 pale-bellied plus 1 dark-bellied joined 9 others in Heysham Village bay. Late afternoon
Mediterranean Gull 1 adult (PC) near play area
Rock Pipit 1 near play area plus 1 at Half Moon Bay