Reeding the signs of nature at Newport Wetlands
An early start at the RSPB Newport Wetland Center meant that it was almost devoid of people ( meaning less disturbance). I was hoping the Marsh Harriers or Bearded Tits would make an appearance. Neither did.
Progressing at a steady pace through the reserve , I noticed that there was some good signs of life however. Two cuckoos were calling across the reed beds at each other and I was certain that I heard the booming of a Bittern calling.
As I stood on the pontoon bridge basking in the light of the mornings rising sun I was excited to see a Bittern flying down the reen towards me. Bitterns are not something you see very regularly so was a good spot and made my morning.
Spying through the reeds I was able to get a look at a Sedge Warbler singing its little heart. I was a struggle to get a clear view of anything feathered as they all seemed to want to tease me with partial views.
There was plenty of Reed Buntings around displaying so managed to get a reasonably clear shot of one of the males.