As the cold weather draws in, many of us begin to think about jetting off to warmer foreign shores. But thousands of birds are making the journey in the opposite direction by flying back here.
Large flocks of birds return from their Arctic breeding grounds to the Dee Estuary as the autumn creeps in.
The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) are inviting members of the public to witness this natural spectacle of more than 300 Egrets flying in through the sunset.
Dan Trotman, Visitor Experience Manager for RSPB Dee Estuary nature reserve, said: “I’m a huge fan of autumn, it could even be my favourite season of the year. The reserve here comes into its own, supporting thousands of wetland birds as they swap the cold Arctic for our warmer climes.
"High tides around the equinox make for some excellent wildlife watching too, pushing the vast swathes of ducks and wading birds into closer view along with the birds of prey that hunt them.”
‘An Evening with Egrets’ is taking place on Saturday, October 8, at RSPB Burton Mere Wetland.
It is £6.50 per person and half price from children and booking is essential by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0151 353 8478 .
If this takes your fancy you can also take part in ‘Autumn Arrivals’ on Saturday, October 15, that takes you on a guided walk at RSPB Point of Ayr near Talacre.