Early birds will catch fascinating summer bird ringing demonstration

First published in Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

TWITCHERS will be flocking to Runcorn’s Oxmoor Local Nature Reserve as experts stage a summer bird ringing demonstration.

The event is only for early birds as it takes place on Sunday, July 15, from 6am to 9am.

Prof David Norman from Merseyside ringing group has now monitored the movements of five species of birds between Oxmoor and Norton Priory.

These include Treecreeper, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit and Greenfinch, all of them can be found at Oxmoor during summer and Norton Priory in winter.

Oxmoor Local Nature Reserve was part of the priory’s medieval estate and gained its name from the practice of grazing oxen on the rich marshland pasture, and there is reference in 1522 to 'Oxen, other cattle and horses at the Mershe'.

The postcode for the reserve is WA7 1TG.

For more details, call Artery of Life project on 0151 511 7801 or e-mail Anthony.Brandreth@halton.gov.uk

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