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Alarming disappearances among our familiar countryside birds

Posted on 9th December 2013 by WWT

The latest¬†State of the UK’s Birds¬†report, published today, reveals many of our most familiar countryside birds are undergoing sweeping changes with some experiencing ‘plummeting population declines’, [...]

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Wetlands already full of spring heat as weather warms up

Posted on 5th March 2013 by WWT

Spring is the season of New Life but, before then, each animal must find a mate. In this wintry weather, animals of all sorts are flirting as if their life, or their legacy, depended on it. Cranes dance with each other, [...]

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Ready, set, go for the wetland Olympics

Posted on 19th March 2012 by WWT Welney

Whilst the UK’s sporting elite prepare for the Olympics; nature’s athletes compete for much higher stakes. The reserve at WWT Welney is now brimming with courtship displays and competitions for territories, so[...]

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Migration on pause as winds switch direction

Posted on 29th November 2011 by WWT Slimbridge

  After a busy window of migration things have slowed right down here at Slimbridge.   The winds have changed to a westerly direction so few birds are arriving. In the last week numbers have grown of lapwing (4,000) [...]

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