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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: February 1st 2016 - Today at Frampton

  • Blog Post: February 4th 2016 - Today at Frampton

    Another cracking day on the reserve. Habitats are looking good, water is going to the right places thanks to Big Blue , and best of all there are loads and loads of birds. Did a quick tally for the board of some of our most numerous species. Incredible to think that in 2007 the reserve was just fields...
  • Blog Post: February 3rd 2016 - Today at Frampton

    Here are today's sightings from Frampton. Bird of the day was a bittern that few over the reedbed at lunchtime and was also seen later on in the afternoon. This is the 70 species to be seen from inside the visitor centre this year. If you know of any other visitor centre's that would be up for...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings - 9th to 24th January 2016

    The water level balancing act is paying off big time with birds spread right across Frampton. Numbers and variety are pretty impressive but words on a screen don't do either justice so make sure you pay us a visit as soon as you can. Here are the daily sightings sheets for past few weeks to give...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings - New Year 2016

    The first sightings blog of the year kicks off with a bit of a **NEWS FLASH** While not exceedingly rare as individuals, there was a group of 32 European white-fronted geese on Marsh Farm today. A quick look on BirdGuides shows this to be the largest county count in 4 years. What was interesting...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings: 11-24 December 2015

    What a couple of weeks!! The reserve is looking better and better and we know this because more and more birds are loving it here! This is when management really kicks in and we hope that by putting water in the right place at the right time we can hopefully hold onto all these birds right through to...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings: 4 - 10 December 2015

    A blustery couple of days has seen far more birds (18,000+) than visitors, but for the lucky few that braved the conditions, their efforts were well and truly rewarded. 1. 'The early birder sees the swan', so goes that timeless Frampton saying that I just made up. Between 12 and 20 Whoopers...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings: 27 November - 3 December 2015

    An up and down week on the weather front has seen some wonderful sunny days, interspersed with some very blustery and chilly ones. It's actually winter!! The birds have been a bit more consistent though so lets see what we've got and where we've got them. 1. Whooper Swans continue...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings: 13-26 November 2015

    A double dose of sightings for you this week so we'll skip the waffle, for once, and get you up to speed with the map. 1. We've had a small party of whooper swans roosting on the reservoir but you need to get here early or stay till dusk to see them. Last year we had over 50 on a regular...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings: 6-12 November 2015

    Hello Framptoners and Freistoners.... Did you miss me? In the unlikely even your answer yes, then I apologise for my absence, annual leave and annual report and some bits and bobs not going to plan have kept me uber busy. If your answer was no, then I apologise for returning, A big thank you to Chris...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 1 - 7 November 2015

    Hello again, Sorry, still no Toby. So another simplified version of the weekly sightings. Not assisted by all the manky weather we've been having, which has made birding a tad on the tricky side. Right, waterfowl. Whooper swans are about. Up to 24 of them. Quite a few feed on the farmland just...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 23 - 31 October 2015

    Hello again! Toby is away on leave this week, meaning we are on a skeleton staff. So I'm afraid you have to put up with my bare bones approach to sightings. Hopefully it won't spook you too much, otherwise I'll have to employ a ghost-writer. Ahem, right. The site manager has told me...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 14 - 22 October 2015

    Hello! You may have noticed a drop off in the recent sightings blogs recently. Toby who normally does them has been snowed under with work over the past few weeks. So I thought I'd better do a quick catch up. Let's start at Freiston Shore, rather than at Frampton Marsh. Turns out that 14...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 11 September - 1 October 2015

    A thoroughly busy few weeks has seen little activity on the blog front (sorry) but big changes and improvements on the ground (you are very welcome). We've had some jolly good birds in the last few weeks including a reserve 1st, a couple of 2nds and a 5th among some good views and numbers of our...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 4 - 10 September 2015

    An exciting but frustrating week, well one day at least, on the reserve. The day in question was the 8th of September and a routine scan of South Scrape turned out to be anything but when a pale and elegant wader sent alarm bells ringing. A stunning non-breeding/winter plumaged Wilson's phalarope...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 28 August - 3 September 2015

    Another super busy week has not left me time to compose the weekly sightings map but I will share our daily maps in all their out of focus, dirty lensed, scraggly handwritten glory, sorry. Hopefully they are better than nothing. For those regular readers and visitors, my tip off about...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings 21-27 August 2015

    Unfortunately I was away once more last Friday so will rattle off a very quick post using some of the weeks daily sightings maps. Well it will pretty much be just the daily sightings maps but I hope you find them better than nothing. August 21st August 22nd August 23rd August 25th August...
  • 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...