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Warblers a warbling
Our summer visitors are arriving thick and fast now, with warblers singing loudly from tree tops and from deep within the reedbeds as April showers have given way to warm spring sunshine. Our first reed warbler of the season was seen yesterday in reedbed six - the first reedbed on the left as you...
7 Apr 2011
New Year temptations
If you’ve not yet been for a New Year’s walk, now is the time to come down to Newport Wetlands. With temperatures reaching a positively balmy 12C and plenty to see out on the reserve, there’s every reason to venture out into the fresh air and spend a couple of hours meandering through...
16 Jan 2011
If you haven't yet seen one of nature's true autumnal spectacles, a trip to Newport Wetlands is a must. As this photograph taken last night shows, thousands of starlings are continuing to display in huge flocks known as murmurations. These murmurations are taking place over the eastern reedbeds...
24 Nov 2010
Newport Wetlands now has wrens on the menu!
We’re used to seeing birds outside the cafe window at Newport Wetlands, but this little wren had somehow managed to get trapped inside the visitor centre and was sitting in the corner of the shop. When it was first sighted, ironically, it was in the fake tree where the ever popular signing birds...
17 Nov 2010
Starlings á gogo
At this time of year, there is virtually no greater wildlife spectacle than the huge flocks of starlings that spend the winter here in the UK. Starlings are now red listed birds in Britain, which means their numbers have dramatically dropped recently, in fact by o ver 70% in recent years. Fortunately...
11 Nov 2010
The Americans are here!
It seems appropriate that with the Ryder Cup fast approaching and the Newport area receiving an influx of Americans that we at Newport Wetlands have received an American visitor of our own, a lesser yellowlegs on the 28th Sept, which caused quite a stir. A grey phalarope has also been seen today on the...
30 Sep 2010
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