VIDEO: Fluffy chicks hatch at Washington Wetland Centre

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VISITORS can witness new life and nature blooming at the Washington Wetland Centre this Easter.

Australian black swan cygnets have already hatched in the centre’s Close Encounters area, and Hawaiian geese, South American black-necked swans and Toulouse geese are all due to make an appearance soon.

Leanne McCormella, marketing manager at the centre, said grey heron chicks hatching and avocets nesting on Wader Lake are among other highlights at the centre in spring, as well as smooth newts emerging at the amphibian ponds and crocuses and daffodils flowering.

She said: “We have excellent access and free electric scooter hire; a waterside café with views of spectacular wildlife and a well-stocked gift shop.

“All sales, admission and membership income contributes to WWTs vital conservation work in the UK and around the world, so by having a great time at our centre, you’re also supporting conservation.”

Pond-dipping sessions, craft activities and egg decorating are among activities taking place over the holidays.

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