Founded in 1964, the work of Walney Bird Observatory is funded entirely by membership subscription. Since 1965 it has been an accredited member of the British Trust for Ornithology’s bird observatories network which operates across Britain and Ireland. Bird Observatories are at the forefront of conservation, monitoring bird populations through the medium of census work, daily recording of migrants and ringing.
Moth provides highlight
1st December 2009 - early frost SE1/2/3/4 Miscellaneous At least 26 Little Egret remain along the eastern shore and a flock of 20 Twite were seen. Moths A Feathered Thorn attracted to the moth trap yesterday would appear to be the first island record for at least 30 years.