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Weekly sightings 18 to 24 February
Hi all, here’s the recent sightings list for Newport Wetlands over the last week. Avocet (at Uskmouth), Bar tailed godwit, Bearded tit, Black headed gull, Black tailed godwit, Blackbird, Blue tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada goose, Carrion crow, Cetti's warbler, Chaffinch, Common redshank...
26 Feb 2013
At this time of the year, all magazines, mewspapers and TV shows run “Best of 2012” stories (spoilers: this year it’s all about the Olympics). We decided to do our own retrospective and look back at all the things that happened at Lochwinnoch in 2012. I have to say, it’s been...
31 Dec 2012
Living the High Life
We have had another brilliant few days at the Parkgate High Tide event and Hoylake High Tide Event, Parkgates high tide was not one of the biggest tides and the weather conditions were not correct for the tide to be pushed up to the sea wall. But there were still loads of great birds to be had. We...
18 Nov 2012
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...
9 Feb 2012
A friend of mine came over to the island today to do a bit of winter birding. The recent cold snap has frozen the reserve, with the result that most of the bird interest stays outside the seawall on the Swale. As a result, we decided to head elsewhere today. First stop was the beach at Minster, on the...
4 Feb 2012
Been a long time since I rock & rolled..
Well, here we are again. After a lot of investigation & loads of techy stuff waaay over my head, the bottom line is that I am now able to get onto the RSPB website from Elmley. So hopefully, normal service has been resumed. It's been about a month since my last update and in terms of water...
9 Dec 2011
Time for another of my rather infrequent updates, as I STILL can't access the RSPB website from Elmley. We're still trying to fix the problem, but it's a slow process. Highlight of the month so far was the discovery of a grey phalarope on the Flood reservoir on Saturday night. It was still...
21 Sep 2011
Another red kite
...and I missed this one too! I was tied to the office for most of this morning, but escaped late am to do the various checks around the reserve. A quick glance at the "additional sightings" sheet in the carpark revealed that some lucky visitor had connected with our 2nd record of the year...
25 Mar 2011
A bit more like it!
Well, the promised sunshine finally arrived today. And what a difference! Splendidly sunny (although still with a cool northerly breeze), it's really starting to feel more like spring. One of the sure signs was evident this afternoon, when a distinctive squealing call revealed a male marsh harrier...
19 Mar 2011
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