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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 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...
  • Blog Post: Frampton sightings 22/04/2016

    Hello again, time for another weekly round-up of the bird news from Frampton. Here so you can decide where to go on reserve to see the most birds (hint: all over!) Ahem, yes. You might notice I had to do a late addition! The whimbrels have been very mobile, moving all around the site. Whimbrelling...
  • Blog Post: Frampton and Freiston sightings - 15/04/2016

    Well, we'll start off the week's round-up with some really exciting news of a good rarity. A cracking rare bird was seen by one of our regular visitors at Freiston Shore on Friday afternoon. They are often down in the middle of the day as they work shifts at the local hospital. What is it...
  • Blog Post: Frampton recent sightings - 08/04/2016

    Hello again, and welcome once more to the re-energised Frampton weekly sightings. Here to fill you in on what is about for your weekend birding pleasure. Let's start with the sightings maps Today (Friday 8 April) As you can see, quite a bit about. The Mediterranean gulls have at long last...
  • Blog Post: Frampton recent sightings - 02/04/2016

    Oooh yikes, we've not had one of these for a while, have we? I've been off on leave and then super busy with the Easter preparations. But hopefully I'll try to do them from now on. Not the all-singing -all-dancing Toby version though. Just the facts, ma'am. Just the facts (You do get...
  • Blog Post: 24 February 2016 - Today at Frampton

    Apologies for the lack of posts recently. An irksome combination of days off and the website playing silly beggars meant I couldn't get them on. So it is catch-up time. Right, first up, what has been about today? Edit: a Cetti's warbler was in the reeds by the seabank car park. The barn...
  • Blog Post: 16 February 2016 - Today at Frampton (and Freiston)

    Oooh, what a lovely day! Nice to see so many coming to take advantage of it too. Right, sightings map... Also a nice pair of stonechats at Freiston
  • Blog Post: 15 February 2016 - Today at Frampton

    A frosty start to the day, with a scattering of snow. Still, the sun came out and all was lovely (if a tad chilly)!
  • Blog Post: 13 and 14 February 2016 - Today at Frampton Marsh (and Freiston Shore)

    Hello! It is a double helping of sightings today from over the weekend. First up, Saturday. Plus, at Freiston Shore there were some goodies offshore in the form of a great northern diver, plus guillemots and red-breasted merganser. So, onto today: A merlin feeding on the reedbed caused...
  • Blog Post: 12 February 2016 - Today at Frampton

    Here are today's sightings and they pretty much sum up the week. Loads of wildfowl across the reserve and birds of prey on the prowl if you're in the right place at the right time. The spotted redshanks and rock pipits have been faithful to their respective spots all week while the only thing...
  • Blog Post: 11 February 2016 - Today at Frampton

    Roads Farm 3 Spotted redshank 20 Ruff 3 Rock pipit Reedbed drake scaup Avocet Tuftchard 71 Pochard Sparrowhawk Barn owl at reserve entrance Marsh Farm 208 Pink-footed geese 4,000 Golden plover 2,500 Wigeon Saltmarsh 5 Rock pipit ...
  • Blog Post: 10 February 2016 - Today at Frampton

    Full to bursting with birds once more. A raptor spectacular over the saltmarsh in the afternoon with barn owl, male hen harrier and marsh harrier all together in one binocular view! Thank you for the feedback on the writing by one of our regular readers. There was a misunderstanding that the...
  • Blog Post: 9 February 2016 - Today at Frampton

    Apologies for the lack of blog yesterday. The high winds meant everything kept a low profile. Still relatively quiet today. The bittern took a stroll over to Freiston, then came back again
  • Blog Post: 6 February 2016 - Today at Frampton

    After a blank day on Friday, the bittern popped up again on the reedbed. This is probably due to more eyes out and about rather than anything. It was pretty quiet on Friday so hopefully a busy Sunday will get it seen again. It's the right time of year for birds of prey to be on the move and a...
  • Blog Post: 5 February 2016 - Today at Frampton

    Birds birds BIRDS!!
  • Blog Post: 1 February 2016 - Today at Frampton

  • Blog Post: 4 February 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: 3 February 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 - 9 to 24 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...