Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands
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Latest blog posts
  • Things with wings and others with tails and scales

    Things with wings and others with tails and scales The past week has shown a lot of competition for the limelight from the animals that we sometimes place in the “Other” column. So I think its time they got more recognition in this blog...
  • The Curious Case of the Caddisfly

    Pond dipping season is in full swing, and never fails to amaze us with the variety and ingenuity of the myriad life forms found in the reens and ponds of the wetlands. A clear favourite has to be the Cased Caddisfly, which demonstrates the craftsmanship...
  • Let's go fly a kite

    Let’s go fly a kite Or not as the case may be at Newport Wetlands due to the high powered electricity cables that criss cross above the reserve. I’m talking of course about the feathered variety of kite known as the Red kite. One was...
  • Brief Encounters of The Bird Kind

    It has been an exciting week this week with some unusual sightings and hearings! The Red-necked phalarope was sighted late last week – you may have seen it featured on Springwatch earlier in the current series. These small, delicate waders are adapted...
  • Juvenile or immature, formative, first-basic or first-cycle?

    Juvenile or immature, formative, first-basic or first-cycle? I sometimes think it is best to clear things up before we start and this week’s clearing up act involves the topic of one of our non frequent feathered friend visitors, the Osprey....
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