Birds On Runcorn Widnes Bridge

The main traffic carrying bridge over the River Mersey is the instantly recognisable Runcorn – Widnes bridge. The bridge is actually called the Silver Jubilee bridge and it was opened in 1961 and widened in 1975-77. The bridge is a grade II listed building.

Anyways, I’ll publish more information about the bridge at a later date …the point of this post is to mention the birds. At this time of the year the bridge can resemble a scene from Hitchock’s The Birds due to the huge numbers of birds that descend upon the bridge. Starlings can be seen at dusk in thousands flying around the bridge and around the mouth of the Mersey. It’s a striking sight provided by Mother Nature and you can enjoy more of it !

On 25th January from 3.30pm there’s a Birds and Bridge talk and walk tour from Pickerings Pasture Nature Reserve. Places are limited so you’d be advised to book – call Rob on (0151) 425 4706 and mention that you read about it her at

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