THE RSPB is holding a Binocular and Telescope Open Weekend their Saltholme reserve.

The event is running on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1 from 10am to 4pm, wher a variety of binoculars and telescopes will be on display for visitors to try out, as well as friendly, impartial advice from staff and volunteers.

Alex Milan, Retail Manager at Saltholme said: “At Saltholme we’re privileged to showcase some amazing natural wonders such as water voles and starling mumurations.

“Our Binocular and Telescope Open Weekends are very popular and take place across many RSPB reserves. If you haven’t been before, they’re fun, friendly and interactive events designed to help you select the very best kit for your needs – whether you’re new to wildlife watching, an experienced birder or looking for a unique Christmas present.

“Instead of trying out the equipment in a store where you may not spot anything of interest, testing the kit out surrounded by natural sights and sounds really helps you identify the best investment for your needs.

“If you fancy a pair of binoculars or a telescope for the family to spot nature in your own garden, or something to make your winter hikes or cycle rides that little bit extra special – pop along, our visitor experience team would love to welcome you to our wonderful site. You don’t need to book, just drop-in.”

The event on 30 November and 1 December at Saltholme is free to attend and suitable for all levels of bird and wildlife watchers.

Alex added: “We bring in extra staff and volunteers during Binocular and Telescope Open Weekends who are on-hand to offer advice and tips, so feel free to drop-in with any questions.

“Of course, our shops are open all year round, so don’t forget your local reserve team is always around if you have a question about your kit or want to upgrade.”

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