Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands
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  • 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...
  • Autumn arrivals and a mysterious stranger

    It’s been another beautiful week here, with a nice variety of bird species around including a number of passage migrants. There are still lots of wader species hanging around the lagoons including Ruff, Little Stint and Ringed Plover among others...
  • Ospreys and Ospreys (and other sightings)

    Well goodness me, what a week of sightings! On Friday and again on Monday there were reports of an Osprey flying over – migrating back to Africa no doubt. Alas, they weren’t hanging around, so only a lucky few got to spot them. And of course...
  • Autumn passage

    Autumn passage Wildlife sightings 8 th – 24 th August 2014 In the last blog we talked about transitional periods and how seasonal changes affect nature and the movements and migrations of animals. A suggestion that autumn passage migrants...
  • Transitional periods

    Recent sightings 29 th July to 7 th August As the breeding season draws to a close and the adult birds and fledglings disperse around the reserve and further afield, it becomes quite difficult to find what you’re looking for during transitional...
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