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: 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: Gotta catch 'em all!

    Here at Frampton Marsh we are known for some rare species that come to visit, we currently have a broad billed sandpiper and a pectoral sandpiper just outside our 360 hide. But a Psyduck is a first! Pokémon go has been taking the world by storm over the last few weeks, getting people active trying...
  • 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: Schools out for summer!

    School’s almost out, the six week holidays are upon us and there’s plenty to do at Frampton Marsh. Now where do I begin? The tennis has finished, the football has finished but the biggest event of the year is still to come. Get ready for the Wildlife Games! (What did you think I was talking...
  • 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: Being Batty

    Back in May we welcomed members of the Lincolnshire Bat Group to the reserve. RSPB staff and volunteers assisted them in carrying out a survey to see which bats use Frampton Marsh as a feeding ground. The exciting news is, despite a rainy night, five different species of bat were detected, including...
  • Blog Post: Bigger, wilder and even sleepoutier

    It’s that time of year again and we’re less than a month away from the Big Wild Sleepout! For those not in the know it’s an annual event where we have walks and activities and have the unique experience of camping out on the reserve, not to mention an insight into what goes on when...
  • 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: More art to enjoy

    We do like a bit of art, here at Frampton Marsh. And I'm pleased to say we now have something new for you to enjoy. Students at Boston College have created sculptural textiles work, inspired by a visit to the reserve. Obviously these would not last long exposed to the elements. So photos of their...
  • 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: Masters of mimicry - the bee orchid

    After much anticipation bee orchids are beginning to come out here at Frampton Marsh. They are an absolutely fascinating plant which has evolved so that the centre of the flower looks like a female bee. Not only do they look like a bee, they also smell like one. How, you say? Well, the leaves emit chemicals...
  • 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: A cure for boredom

    It’s coming up to half-term now, have you got any plans yet?. Well, just saying you don’t, I have a few ideas. Starting off with the more biased side of things we have a lot going on at Frampton Marsh! Back by popular demand we have a brand new trail round our reedbed for this week only...
  • 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: Chris and Dan go to the Nature Reserve

    If you remember, a couple of weeks ago I wrote about the upcoming Big Birding Bash . The attempt to see as many birds as possible from within the reserve boundaries in a single day. So how did we get on? Well are you sitting comfortable? Then we’ll begin.... Chris and Dan go to the Nature...
  • Blog Post: Travelling with turtle doves

    One of the visitors to Frampton Marsh recently that has been causing quite a stir is the turtle dove. They are an absolutely beautiful bird, looking a little like a collared dove in fancy dress (or maybe that’s just me!). They are causing quite a commotion with our visitors, some of who come especially...
  • 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: Competitive, who us?

    A small team of upstarts, taking on the old established favourites. Hmmm, now where have I heard that before? Leaving aside the dramatic achievements of Leicester City, we are into competition time here at Frampton Marsh. Not one, not two, not even three but four contests are, or will be, underway...