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 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: Easter Treats

    Sarah is back again with another blog post. This time about the Easter events. She writes... ---------------------------------- The time is almost upon us again, and we have some fantastic events for you this Easter holiday. Starting off with some egg-cellent Easter egg hunts. Here’s a quick...
  • Blog Post: Crash Landing!

    Sarah, our visitor experience intern writes: "On Sunday at Frampton Marsh we received quite an unexpected visitor. A woodcock was found dazed after it crashed into a pane of glass, probably confused by the reflections. To give it a little time to recover we put it in the finest suite available...
  • Blog Post: And it's hello from him!

    As you might remember in the last blog post, we met Sarah the new visitor experience intern. Well now it is time to meet Luke, the conservation intern. Over to you Luke... -------------------------------------- Hello all, My name’s Luke Wilkinson and I’ve just started a conservation...
  • Blog Post: And it's hello from her....

    We have a couple of new faces here at the reserve. Our lovely two new interns, Luke and Sarah. Both of them will be working with the team for 6 months, Luke on the conservation side of things, Sarah on the visitor aspects. To introduce them, we will be getting each of them to say a few words about...
  • 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: 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