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  • Blog Post: Weekly sightings and Starlings update

    Hi all, here’s the list of sightings from last week (26 th November to 2 nd December): Main trails birds: Bearded tit, Blackbird, Blue tit, Buzzard, Cetti's warbler, Chaffinch, Coal tit, Coot, Curlew, Fieldfare, Gadwall, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great tit, Green woodpecker...
  • Blog Post: Water Rail, Wheatear and Much More

    The children are back at school and the leaves are already turning - autumn is definately here. But while our children's play park here at Newport Wetlands might be a little quieter now the holidays are over, there's still plenty of life amongst our reedbeds and out on the water. Despite...
  • Blog Post: Showstopper!

    Yes, it’s true! Britain’s rarest woodpecker has taken up residence at Newport Wetlands – temporarily at least. The wryneck is the rarest of Britain’s four species of woodpecker, the others being great spotted woodpecker, lesser spotted woodpecker and green woodpecker. Usually...
  • Blog Post: Ice-land

    The daffodils might be poking their heads up and March is just around the corner but the past couple of weeks finally saw the arrival of winter, with snow falling at Newport Wetlands on Saturday and the scrape, lagoons and reens frozen solid. The lagoons have been eerily quiet, but that doesn’t...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a fantastic holiday – we certainly did with lots of wildlife to see around the reserve. Plenty of our regular birds have been seen including long tailed tits , little owl , redwing , fieldfare , reed bunting , gadwall , teal and wigeon and Perry Lane...
  • Blog Post: Godwits galore

    It might be a depressing thought, but autumn is already underway for some of our migrants. Waders such as black-tailed godwits and bar-tailed godwits have been seen in large numbers at Newport Wetlands over the last few days as the stop off on their migration south to Africa from their northern breeding...
  • Blog Post: Autumn Migrations

    Despite being in the last throws of Summer the Autumn migration appears to be in full flow with some very unusual sightings here at Newport Wetlands. The bearded tits have been seen quite regularly over the last couple of weeks particularly when the wind drops, they seem to have had a very successful...
  • Blog Post: Winter is on its way

    Winter is well on its way here at Newport Wetlands with frosty mornings, darker evenings and of course plenty of our wintering birds starting to arrive. Recent weeks have seen a large increase in the number of waders and ducks such as dunlin, teal and gadwall, and our over-wintering wildfowl have...
  • Blog Post: Grebe release

    What an exciting day we’ve had here at Newport Wetlands! Although it has been fairly quiet here due to the miserable weather we had a very interesting visitor in the form of Mike from City Wildlife Care, who kindly came in to explain why he was here. For those of you who don’t know, City...
  • Blog Post: A rare treat

    It’s all been happening here at Newport Wetlands over the last few days with not one but THREE sightings of the ever elusive bittern. And as if that wasn’t enough, there have also been two sightings of the rare Dartford warbler. The copse on the eastern side of the reedbeds has proved...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 10th to 23rd June

    Here’s the recent sightings from the past 2 weeks: Bearded tit, Black tailed godwit, Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Carrion crow, Cetti's warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Common gull, Coot, Cormorant, Cuckoo, Curlew, Dunnock, Gadwall, Garden warbler, Goldfinch, Great crested...
  • Blog Post: Weekly sightings 03/06-09/06, with added moth photo!

    Hi all, here’s the recent sightings from last week, 3 rd to 9 th June. Bearded tit, Blackbird, Blackcap, Buzzard, Carrion crow, Cetti's warbler, Chiffchaff , Coot, Cormorant, Cuckoo, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great crested grebe, Great spotted woodpecker, Great tit, Greenfinch, Greenshank, Grey...
  • Blog Post: Watch Countryfile this Sunday!

    I'm sure all of you are avid watchers of BBC Countryfile already, but for the one or two of you who perhaps haven't watched it in the past, here's a reason to do so! On this Sunday's episode, Dr Sean Christian, RSPB Cymru Head of Conservation, will be discussing the RSPB's position...
  • Blog Post: Barmy about barn owls

    If you catch a glimpse of a ghostly white shape moving slowly over the reens and grassland near the RSPB’s Newport Wetlands Visitor Centre late in the afternoon, the chances are you’ve been lucky enough to spot a barn owl . With its heart-shaped face, honey coloured back and wings, and...
  • Blog Post: Harrier spectacular

    Marsh harrier swooping back and forth across the environs and a common whitethroat feeding just inches from the Visitor Centre window are just two highlights from today alone! And a couple of recent sightings of grasshopper warbler – now of Springwatch fame at the RSPB Ynys-hir reserve –...
  • Blog Post: Bee amazed!

    For most people the RSPB is synonymous with birds, but in fact they only make up around 20 percent of the wildlife found on our reserves. And this time of year is a great time to go out and discover everything else on offer at Newport Wetlands. Many orchids are now out in full flower, providing...
  • Blog Post: Spring migrants

    It definitely feels like spring has arrived here at Newport Wetlands, at last! You can tell just from looking at the recent sightings from last week really, with spring migrants being seen and heard all over the place ( reed warbler , chiffchaff , willow warbler and blackcap to name a few), the first...
  • Blog Post: Weekly sightings 11 March - 17 March

    Hi all, here’s the recent sightings list for Newport Wetlands over the last week. Bearded tit, Black headed gull, Blackbird, Blue tit, Canada goose, Carrion crow, Cettis warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coal tit, Coot, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunlin, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Gadwall, Goldcrest, Goldfinch...
  • Blog Post: Weekly sightings 06/05 to 12/05/13

    Avocet, Bearded tit, Black tailed godwit, Blackbird, Blackcap, Blue tit, Canada goose, Cetti's warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Common gull, Coot, Cormorant, Cuckoo, Curlew, Dunlin, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Grasshopper warbler, Great crested grebe, Great tit, Greenfinch, Grey heron, Herring gull, Hobby...
  • Blog Post: Weekly sightings 15 to 21/04/13

    Weekly sightings 15 to 21/04/13 Here’s the weekly sightings: Bearded tit, Blackcap, Blue tit, Buzzard, Canada goose, Carrion crow, Cetti's warbler, Chiffchaff, Common tern, Coot, Curlew, Dunnock, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Grasshopper warbler, Great crested grebe, Great spotted woodpecker...
  • Blog Post: Weekly sightings 28/01-03/02

    Hi all, here’s the list of sightings from last week (28 th January to 3 rd February): Main trails birds: Avocet, Bearded tit, Blue tit, Buzzard, Canada goose, Carrion crow, Coot, Curlew, Dunlin, Fieldfare, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Great crested grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great tit, Greenfinch...
  • Blog Post: Fly-by bittern

    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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Sightings 4 to 10 February 2013

    Here's the list of birds seen last week: Bearded tit, Blue tit, Buzzard, Carrion crow, Chaffinch, Common sandpiper, Coot, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunlin, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Gadwall, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great tit, Greenfinch, Grey heron, Grey plover...
  • Blog Post: Weekly sightings 25 February - 03 March

    Hi all, here’s the recent sightings list for Newport Wetlands over the last week. Black headed gull, Blackbird, Blue tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada goose, Carrion crow, Cettis warbler, Chaffinch, Coot, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunlin, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Gadwall, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great crested...