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Swallows and Sand Martins chicks have fledged
12 Aug 2019

Swallows and Sand Martins chicks have fledged

The sand martins chicks have left the nest in the Sand Martin hide. They seemed to stay around a few days with their family but have moved on now. The swallow chicks have fledged in the Ramsar hide, flying strongly outside and perching up but they keep r...

Sand martins and owlets
27 Jul 2019

Sand martins and owlets

Sand martins are checking out the Sand Martin hide as our sand martin pair raise their youngsters inside. The barn owlets trio have started branching near their nest box...

Wood sandpiper on Wednesday
08 Jul 2019

Wood sandpiper on Wednesday

Recent sightings at Arundel Wetland Centre included two wood sand pipers showing at the Lapwing hide last Wednesday...

Two pairs of Sand Martins confirmed
24 Jun 2019

Two pairs of Sand Martins confirmed

We have confirmed that two pairs of sand martins are active in nest holes on the Sand Martin hide. Here are last week's sightings around the reserve by WWT wardens:17 June Lapwing Hide: Tufted Duck 1Plus 9 ducklings, Lapwing 2, Cuckoo 1 Calling 18 June ...

Lapwing chicks fledge
03 Jun 2019

Lapwing chicks fledge

Mute swan cygnets hatch out, gadwall ducklings too, and sand martins at the hide...

Singing cuckoo & a stunning small copper
20 May 2019

Singing cuckoo & a stunning small copper

A cuckoo in the reedbeds, sand martins and house martins visiting, singing warblers and a butterfly count...

Singing and nesting
13 May 2019

Singing and nesting

This wren is singing near its nest box on Wetland Secrets on Sunday. Our first dragonflies emerged over the weekend weekend and we have a butterfly species returning after an absence of three years - the grizzled skipper...

Moth morning
29 Apr 2019

Moth morning

Last week's moth traps attracted brimstone moth, brindled beauty (pictured), early grey, mocha moth and oak tree pug.Recent sightings by WWT wardens include:Mon 29 AprilArun Riverlife: 7 tufted ducks, 1 shelduck, 5 gadwall, 2 Egyptian geese, 2 lapwings ...

Lapwing chicks wander wet grasslands
24 Apr 2019

Lapwing chicks wander wet grasslands

There are lovely lapwing chicks now in three spots on the wetland reserve. Three females have been spotted with at least one chick each at from the Lapwing hide. Across from the Ramsar hide two chicks have been spotted. If you use your binoculars you may ...

Wildfowl paired up and nesting
14 Apr 2019

Wildfowl paired up and nesting

Manadarin duck in the woodland loop gives a yawn. Photo: Romney Turner.Cetti's warblers and sedge warblers singing onsite. Reed bunting spotted in reedbed. Great spotted woodpecker and green woodpeckers seen in the Woodlnd Loop.Four lapwing chicks were sp...

Goslings, ducklings and chicks hatching out
08 Apr 2019

Goslings, ducklings and chicks hatching out

We had our first clutch of greylag goslings wandering the reserve this week. We've seen a few mallard families about and some newly hatched moorehen chicks were spotted in the Long Ditch.Regular visitor Romney Turner photographed this fly-over of the Oyst...

Sand martins trickling through
02 Apr 2019

Sand martins trickling through

Small groups of sand martins have been stopping off checking out the nesting holes in our artificial nesting bank. A pair of blue tits are nesting in the swallow terrace among our outdoor nest box display.The boat drivers have spotted several grass snake...

Lapwings pairs nesting
25 Mar 2019

Lapwings pairs nesting

Lapwings on eggs, mallard duckling hatching and lots of insect activity...

Toad migration and lapwing displays
05 Mar 2019

Toad migration and lapwing displays

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre Reserve manager Paul Stevens and Wildfowl & Wetlands staff have been staying late to rescue toads crossing the road, moving them onto the safety of the wetland reserve. Mill Road in front of the wetland centre is an active toad...

Brimstones emerge in springlike  temperatures
25 Feb 2019

Brimstones emerge in springlike temperatures

A firecrest hunts insect Photo: Romney TurnerEarly signs of spring are all around Arundel Wetland Centre. Brimstone butterflies began appearing last week. The sulphur yellow males emerge first from their winter hibernation, waiting for females who emerg...

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