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Funding boost for meadow project

Posted on 30th October 2014 by WWT Washington

Plans to restore and improve key habitat within WWT Washington’s nature reserve have been given a welcome funding boost. Our Making Meadows project has been awarded £26,363 by SITA Trust, which provides grants [...]

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Dragonfly nymph on the move

Posted on 27th October 2014 by WWT Washington

It may not do any migratory miles, but this dragonfly nymph has been on its own #incrediblejourney today, after being rehomed during the clear up of Forgotten Meadow ponds. We’re still busy tackling the invasive [...]

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Today's sightings

Posted on 24th October 2014 by James Lees

Zeiss Hide 2 Little Stint 109 Dunlin 3 Spotted Redshank Greenshank 7 Ruff 3 Snipe 8 Avocet 153 Black-tailed Godwit 900 Teal The Holden Tower 60 Linnet 2 Stonechat Peregrine Little Stint 40 Dunlin 4 White-fronted Goose 70 [...]

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Essential habitat work underway

Posted on 23rd October 2014 by WWT Washington

Work is underway to tackle an invasive plant species which is suffocating some of WWT Washington’s pond life. We are draining the ponds on Forgotten Meadow (en route to Hawthorn Wood hide) to enable us to remove the[...]

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See nature's most incredible journeys this autumn

Posted on 25th September 2014 by WWT Washington

Autumn is upon us in all its colourful glory and at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, the changing of the seasons brings spectacular new scenery and wildlife. Enjoy the unforgettable sights and sounds of nature on the move, [...]

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UPDATE: five fluffy flamingo chicks

Posted on 17th September 2014 by WWT Washington

Our Chilean flamingos have now successfully hatched five fluffy chicks, following the arrival of their first egg in seven seasons this July. The youngsters can be seen feeding beak-to-beak with their parents; tentatively [...]

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Dying ducklings of world's rarest bird need new wetland home

Posted on 26th August 2014 by WWT Washington

The first ever study of the world's rarest bird - the Madagascar pochard - has revealed that 96% of its chicks die before fledging. And the conclusion is that the last remaining population will never expand without [...]

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First flamingo egg in seven years laid at WWT Washington

Posted on 29th July 2014 by WWT Washington

A Chilean flamingo egg has been successfully laid at WWT Washington Wetland Centre - the first in seven years. It was spotted on a nest yesterday (Monday 28 July) and its arrival marks the culmination of a pioneering two-[...]

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PENtland staff live up to their name with volunteer task

Posted on 24th July 2014 by WWT Washington

Staff from Pentland Distribution Services (PDS) got to grips with an unused bird pen to help spruce up the stream area at WWT Washington. The PDS volunteers worked alongside Daniel Barker, our grounds and facilities [...]

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Helping to save the world's rarest bird

Posted on 23rd July 2014 by WWT Washington

The man charged with daily care of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, is at WWT Washington Wetland Centre next week for intensive training with some of WWT and the world's top aviculturists. Malagasy born [...]

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