The weather has taken a turn for the cooler, which is resulting in the woolly hats making an appearance! That hasn’t stopped the wildlife though, with it being quite a busy week for sightings.

Otters - Liv Davies

The otters have been making quite the appearance recently spotted in many of the lagoons and providing a bit of a show for the visitors. For our volunteer Liv her lucky mushroom hat has worked again as she not only saw the otters for the first time but managed to photograph them too. They never stick in one area for too long so there’s the chance to see them in any of our lagoons.

Similarly, the bearded reedlings have been photographed in their usual location but it’s exciting to have photo evidence as they have been very quiet this year in comparisons to others.

Fieldfare - Jeremy White

The murmurations are going strong too, just as I’m writing this, thousands are flying overhead! We have one week left of guided murmuration walks which will be the 1st,4th and 5th of December. Click here top book: https://events.rspb.org.uk/newportwetlands 

Red Wing - Dirk Perry

Redwing and Fieldfares have migrated over too and can often be seen nibbling on the berries in Perry Lane.

Sightings: Barn Owl, Bearded reedling, Bittern, Black redstart, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cetti's Warbler, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Collared Dove, Coot, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Gadwall, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great spotted woodpecker, Great tit, Great white egret, Green Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Herring gull, House sparrow, Jay, Kestrel, Kingfisher, Lesser black-backed gull, Linnet, Little egret, Little Grebe, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh harrier, Mistle Thrush, Mute Swan, Oystercatcher, Peregrine falcon, Pheasant, Pied wagtail, Redwing, Reed Bunting, Robin, Snipe, Song thrush, Sparrow hawk, Starling, Stock dove, Stonechat, Teal, Water Rail, Wigeon, Woodpigeon, Wren, Otter.

Written by: Beth Lewis

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