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  • 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: Godwits galore

    It might be a depressing thought, but autumn is already underway for some of our migrants. Waders such as black-tailed godwits and bar-tailed godwits have been seen in large numbers at Newport Wetlands over the last few days as the stop off on their migration south to Africa from their northern breeding...
  • Blog Post: Harrier spectacular

    Marsh harrier swooping back and forth across the environs and a common whitethroat feeding just inches from the Visitor Centre window are just two highlights from today alone! And a couple of recent sightings of grasshopper warbler – now of Springwatch fame at the RSPB Ynys-hir reserve –...
  • Blog Post: Migrants and marvels

    If you’ve been lucky enough to get out and about recently no doubt you’ll have heard birdsong almost everywhere you turn. The mating season is now well and truly underway and as we say ‘goodbye’ to our winter migrants, Britain’s summer visitors are reaching our shores...
  • Blog Post: Warblers a warbling

    Our summer visitors are arriving thick and fast now, with warblers singing loudly from tree tops and from deep within the reedbeds as April showers have given way to warm spring sunshine. Our first reed warbler of the season was seen yesterday in reedbed six - the first reedbed on the left as you...
  • Blog Post: Spring migrants

    It definitely feels like spring has arrived here at Newport Wetlands, at last! You can tell just from looking at the recent sightings from last week really, with spring migrants being seen and heard all over the place ( reed warbler , chiffchaff , willow warbler and blackcap to name a few), the first...
  • 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: Spectacular Starlings

    If you haven't yet seen one of nature's true autumnal spectacles, a trip to Newport Wetlands is a must. As this photograph taken last night shows, thousands of starlings are continuing to display in huge flocks known as murmurations. These murmurations are taking place over the eastern reedbeds...