Things are taking off over at The Boathouse in Ellesmere.

The annual Heronwatch event is just around the corner and it is getting exciting with the first egg of 2018 being laid on January 26.

More than 80 people turned up to the recent coffee morning event and raised £200 for Heronwatch.

A spokesperson thanked everyone through social media, and said: "As you may know, we have zero funding and rely on donations to keep going, so thank you to Kay Egerton, Lynda Foster and others who make it all possible at Criftins Coffee Club."

The first official watch takes place on February 17 and continues up until early June.

Entry is free and you will able to watch the Herons on nearby Moscow Island, from 10:30am to 3:30pm everyday as they raise there chicks from when they hatch out of the eggs up to leaving the nests. The centre is equipped with live video, telescopes and big screens ready for people to come and watch all of the action with an expert on hand to answer any questions from the public.

The event is for all ages and abilities no matter how little you may know about Herons, everyone is welcome.