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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: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 14-20 August 2015

    Thank you all for your patience regarding sightings over the last few weeks. I have been away from work, on courses and generally thoroughly busy with breakdowns and management. Fortunately we have all the links at the bottom of the page to keep you up to speed with what's going on here on the reserves...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 17-23 July 2015

    Waders continue to dominate the highlights this week with a good spread across the reserve and over at Freiston too. Let's see what's where.... 1. The turtle doves haven't been as noticeable in recent weeks. We have our fingers crossed that it's because they're having a second...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 10-16 July 2015

    Waders will be our headline subject for the next few months and will no doubt continue to increase in number and variety after a good showing during the 2nd week of July. A summary of what we've had and what you can see is all tied in nicely to the sightings map. 1. Well it can't all be...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 3-9 July 2015

    The big news of the week was the absolutely unbelievably gorgeous white-winged black tern that was found on the 5th. A few managed to get down to see it the evening it was first seen and this seemed the wisest move as our two previous records (3rd of September last year and July 25th in 2012) had hung...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings: White-winged black tern special!

    We don't usually do this but as it's still here, it looks INCREDIBLE and we've had some great pictures submitted to us then it's worth a post on it's own, so may we now present to you Frampton's 3rd record of white-winged black tern. White-winged black tern - Neil Smith ...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 26 June - 2 July 2015

    Just a quick heads up to any new readers or regular readers that have enjoyed the down time, it's about to get pretty wader heavy from here.... July is where we welcome back returning birds from their northern breeding grounds. Numbers will increase on a daily basis so each morning new birds are...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 12-25 June 2015

    Before we start I must throw out a word of caution. There will be access restrictions in Boston over the weekend that will put big diversions on for anyone coming from the south and going to Freiston, or anyone from the north going to Frampton. More details can be found here . If you have any queries...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 5-11 June 2015

    Thank you all for bearing with me on the sightings front. It has been a hectic few weeks that has seen me off work for the last four Fridays of the month for one reason or another. Big thank you to Murray for doing the honours and getting something out last week. Lots to get through this week so will...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings

    The white-rumped sandpiper that arrived on 29 th May was reported yesterday and is, we believe, still with us. Look for it on the wet grassland between the lower car park and East Hide among the numerous dunlins and ringed plovers. This area is also still producing regular sightings of curlew sandpipers...
  • Blog Post: A Big Birding Day

    We know that RSPB reserves are a great place for birds (and other wildlife). But how good can they be? Well, last weekend I decided to find out by doing an all-day birding marathon at Frampton Marsh. The task I set myself was simple, to see as many species of bird from within the reserve boundaries as...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 24-30 April 2015

    And here, as promised, is this weeks sightings. As with recent weeks we'll get straight to the map. 1. Turtle doves are purring away in the hedgerow. Look back along the paddock/towards the footpath bench from the track next to Marsh Farm reservoir to try and see them perched out in the open...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 17-23 April 2015

    Big apologies as I thought I'd posted this last week :( Sorry. This weeks post coming up this evening. 1. Our first turtle doves are back. This is a species on the brink and although we have had 4 pairs breed for the last two years, this is not a number we expect to retain over the years...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 27 March - 9 April 2015

    So Easter has been and gone, eggs have been eaten and just as the schools are looking to get busy again, so is the reserve. There is SOOO much going on at the minute! All our resident birds are setting up territories with many building nests and some on eggs already. We are now adding to this with new...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 20 - 26 March 2015

    Hello, A belated blog as we've had some web glitches while we get up and running with our snazzy new website. Alas I don't have oodles of time to go into details so hopefully a snippet of links will get you up to speed. Here are our daily sightings maps from last week and a couple from the...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 13 - 19 March 2015

    I like to think we don't blow our trumpet as much as we could and that you guys don't mind a little fanfare whenever it's due, and I think this is one of those times! You may remember my references to Patchwork Challenge in a few blog posts last year and I can give you a hugely positive update...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 6 - 12 March 2015

    The two big highlights of the week were near misses that escaped the masses including a bit of a *stop press* flyover rough-legged buzzard from this morning (13th - letting you all know outside of the 6-12th March window, I'm just to good to you sometimes) and 2 reports of great white egret, the...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 27 February - 5 March 2015

    Another week of bright conditions kept things pretty crisp and dry on the weather front and relatively static on the bird front. Avocets have been coming and going but more of the former than the latter as the week drew to a close with 24 on Middle Scrape being the highest count. While not a 'true'...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 6 - 12 February 2015

    It was the larger birds that hogged the headlines once more this week. The two European white-fronted geese that spent the day on the reedbed couldn't be relocated but several visitors got lucky with seeing a much more impressive sight on the morning of the 9th. 32 European white-fronted geese flew...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 30 January - 5 February 2015

    A very chilly and occasionally tempestuous week of weather saw or visitors and birds react accordingly. The windier and heavier conditions kept visitors away and the birds hunkered down but when the sun did break through, spirits, rather than temperatures where often lifted. The highlight of the week...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 23 - 29 January 2015

    Hello and welcome to this weeks sightings. A blustery and chilly few days didn't deter our visitors and certainly didn't hold the birds back. Highlight of the week was a brief and distant rough-legged buzzard that was picked out on the far sea bank by our very own hawk eye. It was the photograph...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 16 - 22 January 2015

    Normal service has resumed. We have a map, we have pictures and we have a few birds to talk about too in this weeks sightings. The biggest surprise and the biggest news of the week was a/the/OUR glossy ibis seen on the Frampton grassland on the morning of the 18th before flying off towards Freiston...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 9 - 15 January 2015

    A very quick sightings update this week as I'm away from the office and my laptop doesn't quite have the sightings map making skills as my work desktop. Fortunately things aren't drastically different from last weeks map. The water pipits are still in the same area and so are the water rail...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 2 - 8 January 2015

    HAPPY NEW YEAR :D Hope you've all had a relaxing and enjoyable festive period. For many this was the first proper week back at work so I'll do my best to encourage a visit down to the reserves this weekend to alleviate those back to work blues. We've had a bird filled start to the year...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 12 - 18 December 2014

    Depending on how things go in the next few weeks, this may well be the last sightings blog of 2014. Although I'm in at the start of next week there's a lot to be done before the fella in red tours on his sled but will update sightings through the various channels at our disposal as often as possible...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 5 - 11 December 2014

    Apologies for the delay in getting this weeks sightings out. A returning tractor, an outgoing pump and an intermittent generator/electrical system all put paid to any sense of normality on Friday. Hence an early start for me which isn't all bad as I've just got redshank on the house list! :)...