ENTHUSIASTS will have the chance to unravel the mysteries of bird song at a nature reserve on the doorstep of Alloa this weekend.

Saturday, May 5, will be an opportunity to hear the dawn chorus in its full glory at the RSPB Black Devon Wetlands near the town.

It will be an early start at 5.30am, but organisers promise it will be well worth it with even common birds like blackbirds and robins having glorious songs.

Hannah Sharratt, the RSPB's assistant warden in the area, said: "Spring is my favourite time of year, especially when bird song becomes the background to my day!

"It also means that I get to experience Black Devon Wetlands at its best as I carry out surveys at dawn to discover what birds are breeding on site.

"I’m excited to share this unique experience with visitors on this extra special Wetland Wander and share a different side to the reserve.”

The walk will take in the viewing screen at the wetlands, which was recently damaged by vandals but quickly fixed by staff.

The event will end at around 7.30am with a croissant and a cuppa to get the day started.

Places are limited - click here to book, email innerforthreserves@rspb.org.uk or call 01324 832 853.