Here we go. This weeks sightings!
Little Gull-On the freshwater scrapes throughout most of the week. Last seen on Thursday.
Black-necked grebe-Near the east hide. Last seen on Thursday..
Rose coloured starling- Seen flying over the wet grassland and sea bank with the hundreds of other starlings on the reserve at the moment. A tricky one to spot. Last seen on Monday.
Greenshank- 5 greenshanks were seen sighted on the far side of the freshwater scrapes on Monday and individuals have been seen throughout the week
Green sandpiper-Has been seen to the western side of the reserve frequently throughout the week. Last seen on Wednesday.
Cuckoo- Has been heard and seen a couple of times in the week in the hedgerow. Last heard on Thursday.
Hobby-Seen hunting over the saltmarsh and farmland on throughout the week.
Sandwich tern-Two of these terns flew in late Thursday afternoon but appear to have left shortly afterwards.
Friday-Cloudy and windy. High of 21°C
Saturday-Sunshine and showers. High of 20°C
Sunday-Light cloud. High of 17°C
Hi, I’m Olie Horton (and this is a photo I took).
I am 15 years young and I have just started my work experience at RSPB Frampton Marsh. I have been visiting Nature Reserves since I was about 5 and when the VC at Frampton Marsh opened, I was overjoyed that we had a fully operational nature reserve so close to my home town of Spalding.
I used to visit Frampton every weekend but now it’s about once a fortnight due to teenage stuff. I’ve been into Nature for as long as I remember now and from the age of about 6 I started visiting the Boston Wildlife Explorer group (WEX: the RSPB’s young members organisation) for about 4 years and then strangely gave up. To this day I have no idea why I gave it up. However when I was 13 I started working at Phoenix (the teenage RSPB group) and my passion for wildlife took flight (get it?) again. Now at the age of 15 I am a regular volunteer at the VC at Frampton and I have recently been given the title of Junior Leader at Boston WEX; The place that started it all.
I am now in my second day of my work experience at Frampton and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It is a refreshing reminder of how much work goes un-noticed by the general public (including myself) that keeps the place up and running to the high quality visitors have come to expect from the active site. I have always respected the volunteers and employees of the RSPB, however even through my short time so far here the amount of respect that I have for their work have risen dramatically in just 2 days. I pleased to be part of a brilliant team.
The highlights for this week (and hopefully the weekend too)
Rose-coloured starling - see if yoy can spot in amongst the thousands on the reserve
Black necked grebe - he's still around
Little ringed plover - the first chicks have been seen this week
Little stint - showing on the fresh water scrapesWeekend weather:
Unsettled: mostly cloudy with outbreaks of sunshine and rain. Bring a waterproof (and maybe some sunglasses) and expect to have your hair blown about by the wind.