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Rarest swan suffers alarming crash in numbers, new figures reveal

Posted on 28th October 2014 by WWT Welney

The UK's smallest and rarest swan has suffered an alarming crash in numbers, according to new figures released today by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). In some winters, the Ouse Washes receives up to 25-33% of [...]

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Swan numbers building

Posted on 25th October 2014 by WWT Welney

Whooper swan numbers are building on the Ouse Washes with over 800 swans this morning counted at our Swan’s awake event.  These events are a fantastic chance to see the reserve in the early morning as the swans are [...]

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Don't miss nature's most 'incredible journeys' this Autumn

Posted on 20th October 2014 by WWT Welney

Get closer to the action with wild bird feeds and special events Every year as the seasons change and the leaves turn red and yellow, animals are saving up their strength for one of the greatest spectacles of the natural[...]

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Bumblebee hive

Posted on 8th August 2014 by WWT Welney

This summer we have had a lot of activity on the reserve with bees!  We have had a honey bee swarm decide that the main hide was their favourite area on the reserve and take up residence.  Thankfully they have …

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Bovine pedicures

Posted on 25th July 2014 by WWT Welney

If we humans need our nails trimmed we would normally head off to the spa but for our cattle that’s not really an option. Yesterday some of our cows needed their feet trimming, so a very specialised piece of [...]

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Help us break butterfly count record says David Attenborough

Posted on 21st July 2014 by WWT Welney

Sir David Attenborough launched the 2014 Big Butterfly count at WWT's London Wetland Centre last week and your local WWT Welney Wetland Centre is inviting you to come along to help count a million butterflies across the [...]

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Swallow chicks fledging

Posted on 30th June 2014 by WWT Welney

The next wave of young birds have just flown the nest.  Our brood of swallows from the North Wing Hide finally ventured outside this weekend and have begun to line up along the hand rails outside this hide.  Yesterday [...]

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What makes a good nest site

Posted on 14th May 2014 by WWT Welney

People are always interested in the quirky nesting sites some birds choose to lay their eggs and a couple of weeks back we had one of the weirdest.  A robin had chosen to nest in a motorcycle helmet, which someone …[...]

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Small mammal survey

Posted on 1st February 2014 by WWT Welney

This morning we did a test run of the small mammal survey we will be running tomorrow morning from 7am – 8.30am as part of our World Wetlands Day activities.  This is a great chance to get closer to voles, …

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Get involved in a wetlands bioblitz

Posted on 28th January 2014 by WWT Welney

Reconnect with nature on World Wetlands Day Join us for a unique opportunity to help with wildlife surveys which will feed into the conservation work that WWT Welney Wetland Centre is so important for. World Wetlands Day [...]

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