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.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Heysham Vis 0745-0845 (generally south unless stated) : Meadow Pipit 26 Chaffinch 32 Goldfinch 2 alba Wagtail 3 Linnet 1 Starling 30>NE Greenfinch 1 Redwing 2
Elsewhere Slavonian Grebe still at Pine Lake, 2 Great White Egrets at Leighton Moss