Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands
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  • Starlings, Soup and Sunset

    Yes, we have starlings ! Now that the clocks have gone back and dusk is happening earlier, we have been able to witness one of the most marvellous spectacles in the natural world: the starling murmuration. Throughout autumn and into winter, starlings...
  • There really are otters here

    Wildlife sightings October 13th to 20th It really is true: what I am about to tell you are real accounts of what has happened here at Newport Wetlands. A very common question we are asked is “Are there any otters here?” to which the...
  • Grey clouds and Yellow clouds (well, clouded yellows!)

    Over the past weeks there has been one regular sighting on the reserve that is an unexpected flash of colour and a nice reminder of summer in this dark autumnal gloom. The Clouded yellow ( Colias croceus ) butterfly is a distinctive orange-yellow often...
  • Tales of a Great Bird

    Tales of a Great Bird There has been many a tale of a bird at Newport Wetlands. It has been here before, that is for sure. It has been seen and photographed at different areas of the reserve last year. It often is confused with its smaller counterpart...
  • The tide is high but the scrape is low

    Newport Wetlands is nicely nestled on the mouth of the river Usk as it joins the Severn estuary. This means that the reserve experiences big changes in tide times and tidal ranges. In fact, the Severn estuary has the second highest tidal range of any...
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