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.
Wednesday, 8 April 2020
Not much, but not bad!
Another warm sunny day with light breeze from varying directions
Arctic Skua 1 light morph in at 12:25
Whimbrel 1 in then out (first of year)
Both above from Shaun
Osprey 1 in - seen from Half Moon Bay 09:40.
In the time honoured tradition of this blog - suitably grainy record shots. The originals are slightly better resolution (MD)