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: 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: Winning!

    It was an early Christmas present for us here at the Lincolnshire reserves. Last weekend, the results were announced of the 'Golden Welly' Competition. The is an annual contest between RSPB nature reserves. The idea being to encourage wading birds there, so people can see them (and so that they...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 1 - 7 November 2015

    Hello again, Sorry, still no Toby. So another simplified version of the weekly sightings. Not assisted by all the manky weather we've been having, which has made birding a tad on the tricky side. Right, waterfowl. Whooper swans are about. Up to 24 of them. Quite a few feed on the farmland just...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings 14 - 22 October 2015

    Hello! You may have noticed a drop off in the recent sightings blogs recently. Toby who normally does them has been snowed under with work over the past few weeks. So I thought I'd better do a quick catch up. Let's start at Freiston Shore, rather than at Frampton Marsh. Turns out that 14...
  • Blog Post: Reserved for Nature!

    The success of the avocet as a breeding bird in the UK goes hand in glove with the growth of the RSPB as a conservation organisation. On the weekend of the charity’s Annual General Meeting, it has been revealed that our emblem the avocet, once extinct as a breeding bird here, has enjoyed a record...
  • Blog Post: Two Turtle Doves?

    Try singing the Christmas carol without this line – it just doesn’t work! Yet imagine sitting around the Christmas tree with the children explaining that, not so long ago, the mythical turtle dove was once a breeding summer visitor that was relatively common. Now let’s hear the shocking...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marshmallow's Secret Sleepover

    Sounds like a children’s book doesn’t it? Well we were delighted that over half the participants on last weekend’s RSPB Big Wild Sleepout at Frampton Marsh were children. This fantastic, family-focused event on Saturday night provided visitors with the unique chance to sleep out on...
  • Blog Post: Weasily the Cutest Babies!

    If there’s a lot of action on and around the reef, we scuba divers might describe it as “pumping”. Well Frampton Marsh has certainly been pumping recently. For the dedicated birders (including myself), there’s been a mouthwatering variety of waders on the reserve. If you’re...
  • Blog Post: Baby Boom

    So did all that singing, scrapping, showing off, strutting around and nest-building pay off? Oh yes! There’s definitely a baby boom going on here at Frampton Marsh. Mute swan cygnets and Canada goslings can be found on the freshwater lagoons and ditches and a family of shovelers has been frequenting...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh recent sightings

    The white-rumped sandpiper that arrived on 29 th May was reported yesterday and is, we believe, still with us. Look for it on the wet grassland between the lower car park and East Hide among the numerous dunlins and ringed plovers. This area is also still producing regular sightings of curlew sandpipers...
  • Media: Little Egret near 360 Hide

    A little Egret in the stream by the 360 Hide at RSPB Frampton Marsh
  • Media: Canada Geese with Goslings

    2 Canada Geese with Goslings at RSPB Frampton Marsh,03 Jun 2015
  • Media: YellowHammer2

    A Yellowhammer on the branches by the feeders at RSPB Frampton Marsh,03 Jun 2015
  • Blog Post: Half-term Hijinks!

    It's Friday. It's gone 5 o'clock. No, not time for Crackerjack (and my word, that dates me...). But it is the start of the half-term holiday. Hurrah! Well, maybe not hurrah. You may well be a parent or grandparent wondering what on earth to do all week with some excitable kids. Well, why...
  • Blog Post: A Big Birding Day

    We know that RSPB reserves are a great place for birds (and other wildlife). But how good can they be? Well, last weekend I decided to find out by doing an all-day birding marathon at Frampton Marsh. The task I set myself was simple, to see as many species of bird from within the reserve boundaries as...
  • Media: Avocet

    Avocet - Taken on the 26th April 2015
  • Media: I took this shot today, I think its a Ruff.

    I took this shot today (26th April 2015), I think its a Ruffand was taken in the 360 Hide.
  • Media: Little Egret

    This shot was taken on my first ever visit to the Frampton Marsh on the 8th April. Caught him going for a stroll!
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh sightings map - 25 November

    Having a play with this as a concept to see if we can get more sightings out more often. Can't commit to daily yet but any feedback much appreciated and if response is high then we'll try and get it up and running. Will also work on my hand writing and guillotine cutting skills too :) ...
  • Blog Post: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

    Yes, he'll be making a list and checking it twice. He'll be finding out who's naughty or nice. Because Santa Claus is coming to Frampton Marsh! On Sunday 7 December we'll be holding our Festive Family Funday, including a visit from Father Christmas himself. Held in the heated visitor...
  • Blog Post: Fiendish Fun at Frampton

    There is a week of half-term holiday Halloween hi-jinks with the RSPB at their Frampton Marsh site, and they are dying to see you! Starting on Friday 24 October and running every day through the holiday, you can follow a spooktacular treasure trail around the reserve. If you are brave enough, you...
  • Blog Post: Foraging for Flotsam

    Youth of today, eh? Just lazing about, playing with their computer games and not doing anything for the greater good... Well, no. At the weekend, youngsters from the Boston Wildlife Explorers club came out to Frampton Marsh, to show how much they care for nature and to do some practical conservation...
  • Blog Post: Farewell and Adieu...

    Alas, the time has come for us here at Frampton to say goodbye to Charlotte, our excellent and popular Visitor Services Trainee. Charlotte has been working with us since April last year as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project to give young people a head start in the world of engaging with visitors...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 29 August - 4 September 2014

    Morning. Toby vs Technology again. Not won entirely but trying my best. My phone and this software are not the best of friends so BirdForum to the rescue. Here's a brief sightings update I wrote on the train yesterday. Currently on the train back from Norwich so not sure I'll be able to do...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore recent sightings, 8 - 14 August 2014

    Happy BirdFair Eve! A premature sightings blog as I'm not around tomorrow to scribe as I'm saying wonderful things about the reserve and the work the RSPB do on all our reserves across the country at BirdFair . This is an annual event held at Rutland Water and as it's only an hour away...