WILDLIFE enthusiasts are being invited to the Black Devon Wetlands this weekend to try their hand at making their own birdbox.

The Alloa nature reserve, run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), is hosting its own bird box building event on Saturday.

Those who attend will have the chance to create little houses for the birds in their garden – just in time for them laying eggs and rearing their chicks.

There will also be a chance to make different kinds of bird feeders, look for wildlife on the pools and enjoy a hot drink.

The event will take place during National Nest Box Week, an established part of the ornithological calendar that encourages people to create homes for nesting birds.

Ami Kirkbright, the RSPB's Forth Reserves assistant warden, said: "We're really excited to be holding this event this year.

"It's wonderful to be able to create new homes for our breeding birds and to make it fun for the whole family.

"But, the fun doesn't stop with a lovely decorated box, the real fun is watching the new residents flitting in and out feeding their young in a home that you've made them, then hopefully a glimpse of the wee fledglings as they start their journey in the world."

The drop-in event will take place at the Wetlands on Saturday, February 16, running between 11am until 2pm.

Attendance is free but there will be a £6 charge per bird box – which you can then decorate as you like.

The number of boxes available is limited, so anyone interested is encouraged to get their early.

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