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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 recent sightings: 20 - 26 August 2016

    Howdy folks! Chris the visitor guy, once again here with your weekly round up of all that has been special around the reserve. Two words for you.... curlew sandpiper! Yes, we've had just one or two of these little beauts. But we'll get onto that... let's start with today and work backwards...
  • Blog Post: What’s all the fuss about curlew sandpipers?

    If you have been to Frampton Marsh over the last few days you might have heard us talking about the curlew sandpipers. They’re getting a lot of attention at the moment as our reserve is playing host to around 258 of them (I say around as they just won’t sit still to be counted!). Usual highs...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh (and Freiston Shore) recent sightings: 13 - 19 August 2016

    Howdy folks! Chris the visitor guy here again with your weekly look of what has been happening at Frampton Marsh. So, let's not much about here. Onto the maps! Bit of rain put a lot of people off. Which is a shame, as the scrapes were stuffed with godwits and curlew sandpipers. No...
  • Blog Post: Do sunflowers follow the sun?

    Along the path by the visitor centre at Frampton Marsh we have sown a wildflower mix strip. When it’s grown up this will be a fantastic place for butterflies and bees, as well as looking very beautiful. Some of the flowers included are perennial flax, black mustard and sunflowers. The latter have...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh (and Freiston Shore) recent sightings: 6 - 12 August 2016

    Howdy folks! And welcome back to the Frampton Marsh weekly sightings. With me, Chris the visitor guy. No mucking about this week, lets get on with the sightings maps: There you go! It will be another moth-trapping weekend this weekend. Trap opening outside the visitor centre...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 30 July - 5 August 2016

    Howdy folks! And welcome to the Frampton Marsh weekly sightings. With me, Chris the visitor guy! Your weekly round up of what has been exciting here on the reserve. And we'll start off where we left off last week. Yes, the white-rumped sandpiper is still about! Sometimes disappearing for short...
  • Blog Post: Small creatures, big news!

    Sometimes here at Frampton it is the bigger creatures that get all the limelight. Rare birds always cause a stir, and the recent parade of sandpipers has certainly brought birdwatchers to us. But sometimes we find something a bit unusual on the smaller scale of things. Last weekend, in the moth trap...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 22 - 29 July 2016

    Howdy folks! And welcome to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings. With me, Chris the visitor guy. And do we have some sightings for you? . .. ... Er, yes, actually we do! But first, a bit of a correction. You may remember last week we finished off with a white-rumped sandpiper. Er, we aren't...
  • Blog Post: Waders on the move

    While September is usually the best time for numbers and variety of waders on the reserves, we have hit a little purple patch and through some good planing and management of our water levels, we have some excellent feeding opportunities across the reserve, which in turn has brought in some great birds...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 16 - 22 July 2016

    Howdy folks! And welcome back to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings. With me, Chris the visitor chappy. So what do we have for you this week? Well, it had been seeming to be a bit quiet of late, hadn't it? Oh boy, did that ever change over the last couple of days.... It was evidently so...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh (and Freiston Shore) recent sightings: 9 - 15 July

    Howdy folks! Welcome to the weekly round-up of sightings with me, Chris the visitor chappy. So, what do we have for you this week? Onwards to the maps! On the same day, there was a young wheatear at Freiston Shore which reserve regular Dan managed to film: https://twitter.com/PrecipiceNewton...
  • Blog Post: Dragons and Damsels

    As you’ve been walking round the reserve you may have notice some dragons flying around. Well dragonflies, though the closer you look they almost seem as mythical! They are fantastic fliers, able to change direction in any direction with great agility. The other thing you’ll notice when you...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 2 - 8 July 2016

    Howdy folks! Welcome back to the Frampton Marsh weekly sightings blog. With me, Chris the visitor guy. So, what do we have for you this week? Well, if you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you will know we had a bit of a to-do yesterday with some little ringed plover chicks in the car park. The...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 25 June - 1 July

    Howdy folks! This is your weekly round-up of what has been spotted at Frampton Marsh (and sometimes Freiston Shore) by me, Chris the visitor guy. So, what do we have for you? Well, as we get into the end of summer... wait, what? Well, yes. From the birds point of view we are heading rapidly towards...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 18 - 24 June 2016

    Howdy folks! This is your weekly round-up ofd the recent sightings at Frampton marsh (and sometimes Freiston Shore) with me, Chris the visitor guy. So, what do we have for you? Alas, no great knot. This rare American wader is sunning itself over across the other side of the Wash at Titchwell. Someone...
  • Blog Post: Magnificent moths and more

    From June 20-26 it’s national insect week! This happens every two years and encourages us to learn more about insects and to get involved. So recently I’ve been swotting (not swatting!) up on my insects. Insects are animals and there about 1 million different kinds of insect. Though this...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 11 - 17 June 2016

    Howdy folks! Welcome back to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings. Alas, no great knot, which is at titchwell. or Caspian terns, which are at Gibraltar Point. But what do we have for you? Let's have a look... There is also a lovely male ruff in amongst the knot. Black body, with a full red ruff...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 4 - 10 June 2016

    Howdy folks! Chris here again with the round-up of the week's sightings. I'm supposed to be taking a party of Beavers pond-dipping in a bit (no jokes please), so with no further ado, let's crack on! Yes, as you might notice I forgot to put something on it originally! There was...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 28 May - 3 June

    Howdy folks! Chris back once again with a fresh look of what has been happening on the reserve over the past week. Right, before we get onto the sightings themselves. First of all a plea. If you are going to visit the reserve over the next couple of weeks and driving down to the bottom car park, please...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 21 - 27 May 2016

    Howdy folks, and welcome again to the weekly roundup of what has been about at Frampton Marsh. I'm going to try to keep this quick, as it is 6 pm and I want to get home...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings 14 - 20 May 2016

    Howdy folks! Yes, it is Chris back again with a look at the week's sightings. And we'll start off with one of the big highlights of last week, the broad-billed sandpiper. Which, with grim inevitability, flew off one minute (one minute!) before I arrived at the reserve on Saturday. That is...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings 6 - 13 May 2016

    Howdy folks! Yes, its Chris back again with another round-up of the week's news here at Frampton. I'm going to have to apologise to start with to all those lovely people who sent in their wonderful photos. They were great! Unfortunately I'm writing this from home, as I'm on a day off...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings 30 April - 6 May

    Howdy folks! Welcome once again to another set of weekly sightings from Frampton marsh. And lets kick off with the headline news, a black-winged stilt! First seen on Tuesday, it has been delighting visitors since. Except on Thursday when it wandered off. Back again today though, and isn't she...
  • Blog Post: Black-winged Stilt on holiday at Frampton

    We've been a little slow letting you guys know about our wonderful Mediterranean visitor. A gorgeous female black-winged stilt was found at Frampton on Tuesday and is still present today. We have a pretty good track record for this species with sightings in 4 of the last 5 years. Our management...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Sightings 22 - 29 April 2016

    Howdy folks! Chris here with another weekly round-up of the week's news. Well, that weather's not been doing us any favours, but there's some gold in them thar hill...... er, flat bits. So let's move 'em on and head 'em up. Time to get stuck into the maps: Really rather...