Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not come along to the Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, with both the Optical Fair and Meet the Ranger taking place.
From 10.30am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday our representative from Opticron will be in the centre with a wide selection of telescopes and binoculars to view and get hands on with. It’s a great opportunity to choose the right pair of optics with expert advice from the representative.
Also taking place on both days, from 1pm – 3pm is Meet the Ranger, an afternoon of bird-watching with the Ranger and staff on hand to show you how to use the telescopes and point out the wildlife on the Basin.
Normal Visitor Centre admission charges apply apply.
The latest Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) was carried out on the 14th of October and some of the species numbers included; 3689 Wigeon, 1451 Redshanks, 1423 Eider, 629 Oystercatchers, 620 Curlew and 303 Lapwing. Also on the count were 2 Pale-Bellies Geese, 3 Snipe, 3 Kingfishers and 2 Scoters.