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Winter bird watch walk with Rangers

Article date - 28 December 2016

St Helens Council’s Ranger Service is inviting residents on a bird watching walk in the beautiful Rainford countryside.
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Walk off some of that Christmas turkey with a gentle six-mile walk at Sidings Lane Local Nature Reserve as Rangers describe the various winter birds present along the way.

These will likely include among many others Stonechats and Pink-footed Geese (photographed by Dave Owen in St Helens) – currently wintering here in the comparatively warmer climate than that of its breeding grounds in eastern Greenland and Iceland.

Meet at the Ranger Centre car park, Sidings Lane, Rainford, WA11 7SR, Sunday 8 January, at 9:30am.

Residents are encouraged to bring binoculars or telescopes, something to eat and drink, and stout footwear and waterproofs.

Rangers kindly request that dogs are left at home for this event. For more information, call the Rangers on 01744 677 772.