Getting all the low-down on garden birds

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If you would like to be able to tell a chaffinch from a greenfinch, then a special morning at RSPB Scotland Baron’s Haugh nature reserve – within easy range of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth – could be for you.

Reserve warden, Stephen Owen is running an event on Saturday , January 24 as part the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch.

He said: “We may not think they are that exotic, but the birds that can be seen feeding in our gardens can be incredibly beautiful and interesting creatures. “

Those taking part will learn how to identify some of the birds that can be easily seen around our towns, as well as making some bird feeders to take away to attract new feathered visitors to their gardens.

For more information on Baron’s Haugh visit www.rspb.org.uk/baronshaugh. And for more details aboutthe Big Garden Bird Watch see www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch/

The event starts from the car park at Baron’s Haugh at 10.30am and will last for about two hours.

The event is £2 for adults, £1 for children and free for RSPB members. For more information and bookings, email baronshaugh@rspb.org.uk