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Foster care rare birds return home to breed

Posted on 19th August 2015 by WWT

Spoonievision tonight 8pm – first footage and behind-the-scenes interviews Rare spoon-billed sandpipers that were fostered by conservationists have returned home to breed in numbers for the first time. Five birds [...]

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First flight of wild young cranes in West Country for 400 years

Posted on 6th August 2015 by WWT

Wildlife conservationists are celebrating this week after young wild cranes took to the air in the West Country for the first time in four centuries. And it’s a double celebration, with successful crane families in both[...]

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Visitors explore new video studio at Welney

Posted on 4th August 2015 by WWT

A new installation at WWT Welney Wetland Centre will allow visitors to fly with swans, hide in the reeds like a bittern or box with hares. Children and adults alike will be able to connect with the natural spectacles [...]

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Surprising first data for rare British duck

Posted on 28th July 2015 by WWT

Britain’s most threatened breeding duck has been tracked here for the first time to find out where it goes in winter – and the answer turns out to be rather surprising. The tragically misnamed ‘common’ scoter – [...]

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WWT and Attenborough get all aflutter

Posted on 22nd July 2015 by WWT

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and Sir David Attenborough are inviting you to get outside this summer to count butterflies. The Big Butterfly Count runs till Sunday 9 August. You can pick up a spotter sheet at your [...]

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Northern Ireland welcomes special arrivals

Posted on 16th July 2015 by WWT

Northern Ireland welcomed two very special arrivals this week – the first light bellied brent geese to be hatched in captivity. The young birds took their first steps outside in front of the public at WWT Castle Espie [...]

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Pupils learn using conservation techniques

Posted on 13th July 2015 by WWT

Pupils are trying out research techniques used to study endangered birds for the first time in an innovative new learning session. Pupils from Sacred Heart School, Camberwell were among the first to take part in [...]

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Autumnwatch 2015 comes to WWT

Posted on 13th July 2015 by WWT

WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre near Dumfries will be the venue for Autumnwatch 2015, the BBC has announced. Caerlaverock Wetland Centre is on the marshy banks of the Solway Firth, the overwintering home for the entire [...]

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Somerset locals celebrate rare chicks

Posted on 7th July 2015 by WWT

Steart locals are celebrating a rare arrival for Somerset – a brood of four avocet chicks. It’s only the second time that avocets have bred in Somerset for over 170 years. The fluffy grey chicks hatched two weeks ago [...]

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Wildlife celebs back nature law campaign

Posted on 26th June 2015 by WWT

TV presenters Kate Humble and Miranda Krestovnikoff are backing the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust’s (WWT) call to protect the laws that protect the UK’s wildlife. All our wildlife – including the ducks, water voles[...]

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