BABY chicks hatched last month in Chorlton Water Park and people hoping to catch a glimpse will not have to look any feather than their laptop screens.

The birds are being broadcast around the cluck through a webcam set up by charity City of Trees in partnership with RSPB and Manchester City Council.

Beth Kelsall, from City of Trees, said: “Trees provide habitat for birds, but also sources of food and places to nest.

“Around a third of all woodland bird species have declined since 1974, including bullfinch, song thrush, dunnock and goldcrest – habitat loss is a big problem for our woodland birds and this makes the protection, restoration and creation of native woodland even more important.”

Those who want to learn more about the birds can have a gander at bird bingo and ID sheets on the City of Trees website:

Updates on the chicks and more information about what trees to plant to attract wildlife into your own gardens is also available.