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Frampton Marsh

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: High tide

    Hi, a sunny start, rainy finish and highest tide of the year produced: Green sandpiper 8 Greenshank 65+ Little stint 5 Ringed plover 300 Dunlin 300 Ruff 8 Pectoral sandpiper 1 Spotted redshank 1 Little grebe 6 Egyptian goose 2 Wigeon 200 Teal 200 Pochard 1...
  • Blog Post: Weekend weather, tides and what's about.

    Hello, It has been a breezy but mild day today at RSPB Frampton Marsh. Sightings highlights have included: Gannet 3 Pink-footed goose 1 Brent goose 1 Shelduck 22 Peregrine 1 Hobby 1 Merlin 1 Marsh harrier 2 Spotted redshank 3 Greenshank 12 Curlew sandpiper 1 Ringed...
  • Blog Post: Should've gone to pec savers! - Two for the price of one!

    Hello, it has been a gloriously sunny day today at RSPB Frampton Marsh, with similar weather set to continue for the next few days. Why not drop in to the visitor centre for a drink and a chat this weekend, and I will point you in the direction of some of the fantastic wildlife the reserve has to...
  • Blog Post: Today's sightings

    Hi, it has been another busy day at Frampton Marsh. We have had a wide variety of wildlife on the reserve today. Highlights have included: Whooper swan 3 European white-fronted goose 1 Egyptian goose 2 Pintail 4 Marsh harrier 1 (juv) Sparrowhawk 5 Ringed plover 10 Dunlin...
  • Blog Post: Pec sand, spot shanks and little stints.

    Hello, we have had a very mild but windy day today at RSPB Frampton Marsh. We were joined by the Ogston Bird Club and a group from Newbury, Berkshire. Sightings highlights have included: Pectoral sandpiper 1 Spotted redshank 5 Little stint 3 Marsh harrier 2 Merlin 1 Thanks...
  • Blog Post: Visiting this weekend? Here's a quick run-down of what's about, the tides and the weather forecast...

    Recent sightings It's been another good week for waders and the godwits are presenting a real spectacle at the moment. Plenty of birds of prey about too and the butterflies are showing well too. Highlights: 2 Hobby 2000 Black tailed godwit 1 Kingfisher (the first on the reserve for months!...
  • 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: Ruff numbers, weather forecast and tide times.

    Hello, It has been a windy day today at RSPB Frampton Marsh, but not quite as windy as yesterday. The rain that was forecast managed to stay away until we had a brief shower around 2.30pm. We have recorded record numbers of ruff this week with just over 100 on site at any one time. We have even...
  • Blog Post: Sunday sightings

    Hi, Whooper swan 23 (on the reservior) Pink-footed goose 200+ over, 9 on the scrapes Brent goose 950+ on the salt marsh with a black brant. Teal 250+ Ruff 3 Dunlin 12 Merlin 1 Hen Harrier (f) 1 Great grey shrike still showing well at the river mouth. Cheers, Simon...
  • Blog Post: A touch of the Mediterranean

    No, not the weather. Although that was definitely rather better over the weekend. The sun was out, the wind had dropped. It actually felt rather nice. I was wandering around in shirt sleeves for the first time this year. No, what I am actually referring to was the two mediterranean gulls that arrived...
  • Blog Post: Friday sightings, weekend weather and next week's tides.

    Hello, We have had another busy day at RSPB Frampton Marsh. With breeding bird surveys, cows escaping and blogs to write, the day has been full of variety! Today's sightings highlights: Dark- bellied brent goose 600+ Scaup 1 drake Garganey 1 drake Goldeneye 2 Marsh harrier 1...
  • Blog Post: Sightings Sunday 10/04/11

    Hello, It has been very warm today at RSPB Frampton Marsh. Some of our visitors did a spot of sun bathing in the car park after a nice walk. Sightings have included: Crane 2 flew over around 4.20pm Marsh harrier 1 Buzzard 2 Avocet 57 Little ringed plover 16 Dunlin 22 Ruff 16...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings, tides and weekend weather. 29/06/12 – by Olie Horton

    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...
  • Blog Post: The sun has got his hat on!

    The sun has got his hat on... The sun shone today after yesterday’s rain and, although there is a good breeze, it is actually quite warm. The reserve looks brilliant with the water shining in the late summer (ok maybe that’s should be early autumn) sunshine, and the reeds rustling as they...
  • Blog Post: Up go the electric fences!

    After a week of me rabbiting on, you’ll be glad to know Simon’s back tomorrow so there will be more of a variety of bloggers again! But here’s the final blog instalment of the week from the assistant warden… Today, Graham (Warden) and I had a busy day planned, and knew...
  • Blog Post: Tuesday sightings

    Hi, Today's highlights have included: Barnacle goose 2 Brent goose 450+ Arctic tern 10 Little gull 1 Buzzard 2 Marsh harrier 1 Avocet 40+ Little ringed plover 1 Black-winged Stilt 1 White wagtail 1 Yellow wagtail 2 Tree sparrow 22 Corn bunting 2 Cheers, Simon.
  • 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: What a week! Don't let a bit of rain stop you enjoying a great trip to Frampton Marsh this the weekend .

    Well, what a fantastic week for wildlife on the reserve! After a few months of seeing not-very-much on the reedbed (all the good stuff’s been on the scrapes, wet grassland and saltmarsh), it was looking good again this morning. Pintail , shoveler and more than 50 lapwings in front of the Visitor...
  • Blog Post: A mysterious character

    Ed (the conservation intern) and I have been moth trapping again. Really is a bit like christmas. You got to bed not knowing what you'll get. Will it be the moth equivalent of a shiny new bike? Or just a satsuma and a pair of socks? To be honest, the quantity of the catch hasn't been huge...
  • Blog Post: Weekly wind, weather, wildfowl repoert and next week's tides. This weekend, have a look at the seal at Freiston Shore.

    Hi, It has been a glorious day today at RSPB Frampton Marsh. The sun has been out all day, and the wind has been much more calm than recent days. Today's sightings highlights have included: Spoonbill 1 White-fronted goose 30 Brent goose 1500+ Barnacle goose 1 Pochard 5 Goldeneye...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 24/10/10

    Hello, It has been a very bright and breezy day at RSPB Frampton Marsh. We have entertained the Grimsby RSPB local group and lots of other visitors from around the country. Lots of people saw stoats and hares today, but the main attraction was the spoonbill that spent most of the afternoon on the...
  • Blog Post: That Was The Weekend That Was

    You know, I really shouldn't know some of these cultural references. I'm much younger than that! But what a stonking weekend. OK, Saturday was a bit grey and cloudy. But wasn't Sunday a lovely day? Great to see so many people out on the reserve enjoying it. The birds did their part...
  • Blog Post: Saturday - continuing the gothic theme...

    On the down side: the black-winged stilt has not been seen today. On the up side: the black-necked grebe is still about, as are the curlew sandpipers and wood sandpipers (2 around today) and at about 4.30 this afternoon 2 black terns arrived on the reserve, in full summer plumage. Beautiful!
  • Blog Post: 7/2/2011

    It has been a blustery day here at Frampton Marsh but sun has been shining! After a few days holiday, I was keen to get out and see the reserve again. So set off to have a wander round Marsh farm this morning, and do the monthly survey which allows us to monitor what birds use this area of the...
  • Blog Post: Weather, water and which waders?

    Hello, Apologies for not updating this information last week, but unfortunately, I was away from the reserve for a few days. It has been sunny but breezy today at RSPB Frampton Marsh. Visitors have been treated to close views of hundreds of wigeon , some teal and a couple of pintails. Other...