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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...
26 Feb 2013
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...
9 Feb 2012
Hen harrier happiness!
Just a quick note to say there were absolutely amazing views of a female hen harrier from the Visitor Centre this morning. We were able to watch her swooping and gliding across the environs, a couple of times just metres from the Visitor Centre, near the bird feeders. She then seemed to be hunting...
24 Jan 2012
Barmy about barn owls
If you catch a glimpse of a ghostly white shape moving slowly over the reens and grassland near the RSPB’s Newport Wetlands Visitor Centre late in the afternoon, the chances are you’ve been lucky enough to spot a barn owl . With its heart-shaped face, honey coloured back and wings, and...
19 Dec 2011
The Egret Has Landed
August is the month when gardens become still and birdsong is muted as many of our birds disappear into the countryside to feed up after running themselves into the ground raising their chicks. But here at Newport Wetlands there have been plenty of great sightings over the past couple of weeks. ...
18 Aug 2011
New Year temptations
If you’ve not yet been for a New Year’s walk, now is the time to come down to Newport Wetlands. With temperatures reaching a positively balmy 12C and plenty to see out on the reserve, there’s every reason to venture out into the fresh air and spend a couple of hours meandering through...
16 Jan 2011
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...
24 Nov 2010
Newport Wetlands now has wrens on the menu!
We’re used to seeing birds outside the cafe window at Newport Wetlands, but this little wren had somehow managed to get trapped inside the visitor centre and was sitting in the corner of the shop. When it was first sighted, ironically, it was in the fake tree where the ever popular signing birds...
17 Nov 2010
The Americans are here!
It seems appropriate that with the Ryder Cup fast approaching and the Newport area receiving an influx of Americans that we at Newport Wetlands have received an American visitor of our own, a lesser yellowlegs on the 28th Sept, which caused quite a stir. A grey phalarope has also been seen today on the...
30 Sep 2010
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