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  • Blog Post: Ice-land

    The daffodils might be poking their heads up and March is just around the corner but the past couple of weeks finally saw the arrival of winter, with snow falling at Newport Wetlands on Saturday and the scrape, lagoons and reens frozen solid. The lagoons have been eerily quiet, but that doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: Winter Wonderland – Briefly!

    We had a strange little microclimate here at the Wetlands this Wednesday! The entire Scrape was iced over and frost was clinging to the reeds. The resident mallards looked very confused standing on the ice! It was very strange because there was no sign of snow or ice in Newport at all. Despite the cold...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year from Newport Wetlands

    Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely festive break. We’ve had quite a busy time here at the Wetlands with lots of visitors walking off the Christmas pudding overload! Regular service has now resumed, the opening hours are back to normal, and we’re back to blogging, hooray...
  • Blog Post: Fly-by bittern

    Bittern , marsh harrier , and bearded tit have been the star species of the last few weeks. And with the daffodils out in time for St David’s Day, the mallards getting even feistier than usual and great crested grebes performing their mating dance on the lagoons, it seems spring really has sprung...
  • Blog Post: All singing, all dancing

    So, I’m not quite sure if it’s spring that’s arrived or if we’ve gone straight to summer! With such beautiful weather at this time of year it’s no surprise Perry Lane and the woodland up on the reserve are both filled with the sounds of chiffchaff . This member of the...
  • Blog Post: Wonderful waders

    The reedbeds and estuary at Uskmouth are teaming with wildlife at the moment, with waders in particular putting on a real show down on the mudflats. Huge numbers of curlew , golden plover , grey plover , snipe , black tailed godwit , dunlin and knot can be seen feeding out on the foreshore, especially...
  • Blog Post: Winter wish list

    The trees and hedgerows of Perry Lane are crammed with redwings and fieldfare feeding, a water pipit appears to have taken up residence in the reedbeds and the starlings are still treating us to spectacular displays – winter is well and truly here. It’s impossible to visit Newport Wetlands...
  • Blog Post: Weekly sightings 18 to 24 February

    Hi all, here’s the recent sightings list for Newport Wetlands over the last week. Avocet (at Uskmouth), Bar tailed godwit, Bearded tit, Black headed gull, Black tailed godwit, Blackbird, Blue tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada goose, Carrion crow, Cetti's warbler, Chaffinch, Common redshank...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 25 March to 1 April

    Things are getting louder! Spring is a time for new sightings but also new sounds. The familiar sound of the Cetti’s Warbler has been ever increasing, even with the visitor centre doors shut they can be heard “shouting” at each other from the reed beds that surround the building...
  • Blog Post: Baby beardys

    Baby beardys There are so many satisfying things about spring and summer. When the sun decides to put his hat on, the weather can lift spirits. Butterflies and bees take advantage of nectar as flowers blossom with all their might and birds sing at the top of their voice. One of the most rewarding...