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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...
19 Dec 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
Stand up and be counted!
The howling wind and threatening rain clouds might be enough to keep even the keenest of nature-lovers indoors. But the latest species counts on the reserve prove that anyone who does brave the weather will be rewarded. The foreshore is buzzing with life with more than 200 teal , 200 shelduck ...
5 Feb 2011
Winter wish list
The trees and hedgerows of Perry Lane are crammed with redwings and fieldfare feeding, a water pipit appears to have taken up residence in the reedbeds and the starlings are still treating us to spectacular displays – winter is well and truly here. It’s impossible to visit Newport Wetlands...
11 Dec 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
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