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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...
7 Mar 2012
Migrants coming into land
Frosty mornings over the last few days have been a reminder that although it might be March, the spring equinox is still a week-and-a-half away. But migrant birds are already starting to appear at Newport Wetlands as they arrive from their warm wintering grounds in southern Europe and Africa. Wheatear...
9 Mar 2011
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...
28 Mar 2012
Singing in the rain
High winds and plenty of rain means autumn is well and truly here – so much for an Indian summer! But despite the drab weather, there’s still plenty of colour to see up on the reserve if you look close enough. There have been plenty of sightings of wheatear in the past couple of weeks...
9 Sep 2011
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...
7 Apr 2011
Blackcaps, Wheatears and Redstarts
Blackcaps, Wheatears and Redstarts. This morning, if you walked from the car park to the visitor centre you may well have been greeted with the pleasantries of Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla . In fact, one visitor did question the call, saying it was different to the calls he hears at Ham Wall. A variation...
8 Apr 2014
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