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You know, I really ought to keep my mouth shut! If I'm not putting a jinx on the weather by proclaiming spring has arrived, I'm mentioning birds that promptly up and move sticks. True to form, the mediterranean gulls I talked about last time haven't been seen since the weekend. So, with...
10 Apr 2013
Family fun ahead! Plus, could this (finally) be spring?
OK, so I have prematurely hailed the arrival of spring once already. But this time it is looking rather more positive. Although the wind is still a strong north-easterly today, during the weekend it is predicted to swing around to the south. This will bring in warmer (albeit wetter) weather. And hopefully...
5 Apr 2013
Spring has sprung?
As I write this, the sun is shining outside the office window. Yellowhammers are singing in the hedge, lapwings are doing display flights and the whole atmosphere just feels much more like spring. What a change from a couple of days ago! Sleet, snow, hail and sub zero temperatures. Mind you, there was...
14 Mar 2013
Now is the winter of our discontent....
The discontent being at how long the winter is lasting. No sooner do we think things are starting to warm up, then we are back to a cold spell. Just check out the weather forecast below... But despite this, as you may have seen in John's post the other day, we are starting to get "first for...
7 Mar 2013
Are we nearly there yet?
Ah, words to strike terror into the heart of any parent during a car journey. In this case though, 'there' is referring to spring. And you know, for a moment I thought we were there. Snowdrops are coming up lovely in the gardens surrounding the office here at Frampton Marsh. But no, we are back...
22 Feb 2013
Oooh, it is bitter out.....
Hello all, Apologies for the hiatus in recent sightings, we should be back on track again. So, something of a cold week. Meaning it has only been the hardy folk coming out to us. But some good sightings still. And a first recent sightings posting for me, Chris, the new Visitor Services Officer...
8 Feb 2013
Recent sightings and a goodbye from me
This will be the last blog post from me as I’m moving on to work at the RSPB regional office in Norwich but don’t worry, the rest of the team have promised to keep you updated with what’s going on. Thanks for all the friendly comments from visitors who read the blog...here’s the...
29 Nov 2012
What a fantastic day for seeing wildlife...bet the next few will be great too...
Ok, so the weather has been mixed this week and yesterday was a bit grim, but the bright blue sky and chilly sunshine on the reserve today just go to show that you shouldn't hide indoors all winter! Lovely for a stroll around the trails and there's lots of great wildlife around too. Here's...
23 Nov 2012
Remember, remember...to visit RSPB Frampton Marsh this weekend
With bonfire night coming up on Monday we all know it can be a stressful time for wildlife if we're not careful how we celebrate. Here at Frampton the wildlife doesn't have to worry about that,as it has a perfect haven and plenty of wildlife is making the most of the reserve at the moment...
2 Nov 2012
Sightings so far this week and the weekend tides and weather
What's around? It's been an unusual week on the reserve, with the funny weather bringing in birds we haven't seen for a while. Here are the highlights: Kingfisher infront of hide (at Freiston Shore) - Paul Sullivan. Kingfisher - 1 individual seen around the dykes near the east...
25 Oct 2012
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...
29 Jun 2012
Friday 15th June: Recent sightings, weekend weather and next week's tides.
Apologies for the quiet couple of weeks; I've been away. Now I'm back (with a vengence) to let you know why Frampton Marsh is worth a visit this weekend! Recent sightings: Marsh harrier - 2 seen over the saltmarsh this morning and 1 or 2 seen throughout the week Montagu's harrier -...
15 Jun 2012
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