A BUDDING photographer's keen eye has seen them win a national Wild Bird photography competition with homes and garden retailer Wilko.

Photography enthusiast Robin Price, from Hindley Green, entered their picture of a merlin for the Wilko Wild Bird Calendar competition. Wilko was so impressed with the image that Robin was awarded a £100 voucher and selected as one of 12 winners to be featured in the official 2021 calendar.

Robin said: “I was delighted to discover that I had won the Wilko Wild Bird photography competition and that my photo would be used in the 2021 calendar.”

Daniel Bingham, senior pets buyer at Wilko, added: “With the UK spending more time in their gardens throughout lockdown, we saw a big increase in the number of entries and quality of the photos of wild birds submitted to the competition this year. We can’t wait to see the final printed calendar in stores with the vast array of wild bird photography. It was a tough decision as there could only ever be 12 winners, but we were extremely impressed by Robin’s photo.”

The 2021 calendar will be on sale in store and available online at wilko.com in late 2020.

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