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Frampton Marsh
RSPB Frampton Marsh offers the opportunity to explore the wildlife of the Wash, brought closer to you through the creation of reedbed, freshwater scrapes, and wet grassland.
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  • Blog Post: The first of the autumn: recent highlights, weekend weather and tides.

    Recent Highlights Black-tailed godwits - 1500 - they put on a fantastic display, wheeling and swirling in unison above the reedbed this today. House martins and sand martins - the clear weather and wind brought a few hundred house martins and 50+ sand martins through the reserve on Tuesday Wheatear...
  • Blog Post: Drum Roll Please... ttttttttttttTurtle Dove!

    I thought I’d w rite a quick blog because just a little while ago I was driving out of the office and I saw a turtle dove ! This elusive pair have been avoiding me, teasing me with their calls then flying off or hiding away. I was driving out and there they were; turtle doves are our daintiest...
  • Blog Post: Fabulous Family Fun Day

    I’ve just got back from a brilliant day in the visitor centre. It was our family fun day today and everyone had a great time. We did face painting (I was pretty disappointed that I didn’t have time to get mine done! Next time!), made bird feeders out of apples and did lots of colouring craft...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 29/07/11

    It’s turned into a lovely afternoon here and there’s lots of birds to see out on the reserve. Our pectoral sandpiper has stuck around since Monday and everyone’s getting great views. In Simon’s absence I’m afraid I better do the sightings blog today! Here goes: 1 pectoral...
  • Blog Post: Calling all families!

    Our new Wildlife Explorer backpacks are up and raring to go! All we need now is for you to come and test them out. Bug hunts, binoculars and loads of fun family activities are included in the packs and you can take them out for as long as you like during the day. They look so cool that I think I’m...
  • Blog Post: Egg-citing times ahead!

    It is the start of the holidays! And to mark this, we here at Frampton Marsh are once again running our egg-ceedingly popular Easter egg hunt. Come into the visitor centre and pick up an entry sheet. You'll find out that the Easter Bunny has paid us a visit, but dropped all it's eggs around...
  • Blog Post: Oooh, it is bitter out.....

    Hello all, Apologies for the hiatus in recent sightings, we should be back on track again. So, something of a cold week. Meaning it has only been the hardy folk coming out to us. But some good sightings still. And a first recent sightings posting for me, Chris, the new Visitor Services Officer...
  • Blog Post: Are we nearly there yet?

    Ah, words to strike terror into the heart of any parent during a car journey. In this case though, 'there' is referring to spring. And you know, for a moment I thought we were there. Snowdrops are coming up lovely in the gardens surrounding the office here at Frampton Marsh. But no, we are back...
  • Blog Post: Optics event RSPB Frampton Marsh Saturday 28/1/12 10am - 4pm

    Frampton Marsh Optics Day. Saturday 28 th January 10am – 4pm. Come and join our optical experts for a day of demonstration. Great bargains available on Swarovski, Leica, Viking, RSPB and Puffin binoculars and scopes.
  • Blog Post: A Weekend of Two Halves

    No, not a comment on the footy. More a reflection on the change in weather between Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was lovely, wasn't it? Not quite time to break out the "What a Scorcher!" headlines in the tabloids, but all rather pleasant. Warm(ish) for the time of year and sunny. Sunday...
  • Blog Post: So you think you know your sandpipers?

    It’s been great on the reserve this week with lots of birds to see including one to add to my life list! The pectoral sandpiper arrived on Monday morning to everyone’s excitement and it’s still here today! Pectoral sandpipers are scarce passage migrants from America and Siberia and...
  • Blog Post: What an exciting week!

    Well, week it has been! Aside from all the hoo-hah with the swan, there have been some pretty exciting sightings too. Let's start with the biggie. And when I say big, I'm not kidding. The 'flying barn door', a white-tailed eagle . We know one has been hanging around the Norfolk cost...
  • Blog Post: Family fun ahead! Plus, could this (finally) be spring?

    OK, so I have prematurely hailed the arrival of spring once already. But this time it is looking rather more positive. Although the wind is still a strong north-easterly today, during the weekend it is predicted to swing around to the south. This will bring in warmer (albeit wetter) weather. And hopefully...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 22/03/12

    The warmer weather we have had since last weekend has sent some of our winter visitors back north for the breeding season, but it has also brought some of our summer visitors up from as far south as Africa! Our numbers of black-bellied brent geese are slowly depleting as they head back to the Siberian...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings, weekend weather and next week’s tides: 27.07.12

    This week we have been lucky enough to have some gorgeous summer weather so it’s been an ideal week for some wildlife spotting on the reserve. Here’s a quick rundown of the weekly highlights : White rumped sandpiper – showing until yesterday on the wet grassland beyond East Hide...
  • Blog Post: Close Encounters of the Eighth Kind (identified flying objects)

    As a great start to the beginning of autumn I went on a bat and moth event. It was held at Tattershall church where bats have made a home for themselves. We had a great talk on bats and learnt some cool facts like each bat eats 2000-3000 insects a night and they can emit up to 20 calls a second to eco...
  • Blog Post: A Very Special Visitor...

    We’ve had a great day here at Frampton Marsh today! I have been away from the reserve for a week and have come back to thousands of birds, beautiful blue skies and a very special visitor. Heading down to the visitor centre this morning I couldn’t have wished for a better day. It was a...
  • Blog Post: Cycling in the Sun

    When I set off for work this morning it was a grey and drizzly day but the sun has come out! I popped down to the reserve a bit earlier to drop some bits off. As there wasn’t a vehicle free I decided to cycle down. With my new panniers packed with colouring in sheets and posters I set off down...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 14/03/12

    We've had a strange mixture of weather over the last week; warm and sunny one day, cold and wet the next. Luckily this hasn't phased the wildlife and there's been plenty to see on the reserve. Here's a quick run down on what's about: 70+ Whooper swans 30+ Avocets 30 x Twite...
  • Blog Post: New Kid on the Block

    Hello all! I'm Chris, the brand shiny new Visitor Services Officer here at Frampton. Just a week into the role. Though not new to the RSPB. If you have visited the old Top Lodge shop down in Fineshade Woods, Northamptonshire you may remember me. I was the Visitor and Promotions Officer there for...
  • Blog Post: Do you want to see a Brambling?

    If so, up to five are showing as close as three metres away from the Visitor Centre windows daily.....well worth a look if you've not seen them before, as they're such colourful little birds. John
  • Blog Post: Optics Day at RSPB Frampton Marsh on 18th December

    Frampton Marsh Optics Day. Sunday 18th December 10am – 4pm. Come and join our optical experts for a day of demonstration. Great bargains available on Swarovski, Leica, Viking, RSPB and Puffin binoculars and scopes.
  • Blog Post: We're going to need a bigger boat....

    Er, not boat. I meant carpark. (This being Frampton Marsh and not Amity island) My word, it was busy out there on Sunday. With a large groups of both birdwatchers and a local rambling group visiting us, the car park was pushed to bursting point. We even had people parking on the grass verges of the...
  • Blog Post: Barn Owls and Snow Buntings

    What a wild and windy day! I’ve been in the visitor centre this morning and was very impressed with the people who came for a walk and braved the wind. It’s definitely worth it, with thousands of wigeon and hundreds of lapwing and golden plover about. It’s worth hanging about till...
  • Blog Post: The beginning of the end...

    Autumn is definitely upon us. It seems to have sneaked up on us in the last couple of weeks. I was away for a few days at the very beginning of September and I came back to find conkers on the roads, crisp yellow leaves blowing in the wind and a definite chill in the air. It’s almost as if the...