Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands

Newport Wetlands
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  • 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...
  • 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...
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