Big Garden Birdwatch Event at Pennington Flash

This weekend sees the start of the Big Garden Birdwatch organised by the RSPB and to coincide with this, Wigan Leisure and Cultural Trust (WLCT) are holding their own special event at Pennington Flash, on Sunday 27 January.  The event runs from 11am to 3pm.

Members of our Society will be present to hold the inaugural meeting of our L.O.S. Young Birders' Club, where we shall be taking young people on an number of guided walks around the bird hides and giving tips and information about simple bird identification.

This is part of our campaign to get more young people interested in birding and nature, which we have started by giving presentation at local primary schools.  A page on the website has been set up for youngsters to record their sightings seen on the walks or in their local area and they can also send photographs, written reports and even artwork for inclusion on the website to

As well as the guided walks, the following activities will also taking place:

Snowy Owl from last year's event
  • Bird of Prey demonstration
  • Nestbox building and for sale
  • Willow weaving demonstration
  • Making apple juice with a press
  • Making recycled bird feeders and fat peckers
  • RSPB's Roger Hayes will be in attendance

We do hope that as many L.O.S. members as possible will be able to attend and help generate interest in the Society as well as the new L.O.S. Young Birders' Club.
Martyn Jones

1 comment:

LeighOS Webmaster said...

Many thanks to all the L.O.S. members who turned out for today's event at Pennington Flash. We had a successful day with many members of the public attending and the L.O.S certainly did a lot of networking with other organisations with whom we hope to work in the future.

Thanks in particular go to Joan, Jim, Jeff, George, Brian. Roy, Eric and Dave Wilson who all braved the bitterly cold wind to give guided tours and bird ID help with a smile on their faces - cheers!

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