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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Frampton Sightings 22 - 29 April 2016

    Howdy folks! Chris here with another weekly round-up of the week's news. Well, that weather's not been doing us any favours, but there's some gold in them thar hill...... er, flat bits. So let's move 'em on and head 'em up. Time to get stuck into the maps: Really rather...
  • 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