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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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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...
20 May 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
Hello Mr Blue Sky
Well, not actually today. Still rather grey. But the last weather report I saw for the weekend looks somewhat promising for decent weather. So what might you find if you come down to Frampton? Well, on the birds front, three curlew sandpipers are being regularly seen on the wet grassland. One in full...
31 May 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
Recent sightings 22/03/12
The warmer weather we have had since last weekend has sent some of our winter visitors back north for the breeding season, but it has also brought some of our summer visitors up from as far south as Africa! Our numbers of black-bellied brent geese are slowly depleting as they head back to the Siberian...
24 Mar 2012
Recent sightings 14/03/12
We've had a strange mixture of weather over the last week; warm and sunny one day, cold and wet the next. Luckily this hasn't phased the wildlife and there's been plenty to see on the reserve. Here's a quick run down on what's about: 70+ Whooper swans 30+ Avocets 30 x Twite...
14 Mar 2012
Paranoid Parent Punch-up!
The avocet chicks have started hatching, and little balls of grey fluff on long legs are tottering about. Carefully shephered by their attentive parents. But sometimes things can go wrong... One party of chicks strayed too close to where a coot was nesting. Now coots are not exactly renowned for their...
25 May 2013
I'm dreaming of a white Easter
Well, didn't we have lovely weather over the weekend? Actually no, we didn't. Cold, wet, windy... But not without interest on the wildlife front. Highlight of the weekend must be the black redstart that popped up on Saturday. First seen in the village, it was later briefly seen over by the...
11 Mar 2013
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