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: 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...
  • Media: Glossy Ibis At RSPB Frampton Marsh 27.06.14

    Managed to see the Glossy Ibis at Frampton thanks to one of the volunteers letting me know its whereabouts. I forgot to ask his name but thanks!
  • Media: Lapwing chick

    Taken at Frampton Marsh on 10.5.2014
  • Media: Small group of Dunlin

    Taken on the wet grasslands, down by the seawall.
  • Media: Canada Goose

    Frampton 23rd March 2014
  • Media: Mute Swans take off

    Frampton Marsh 23rd March 2014
  • Media: Little Egret in flight

    Taken at Frampton Marsh - 23rd March 2014
  • Blog Post: It is a Fair Trade

    Did you know that it is Fairtrade Fortnight? Running from 24 February to 9 March, this is the annual celebration by Fairtrade of their work in ensuring producers, particularly in developing nations, do not get exploited. They get a fair price for the goods they produce, rather than being beaten down...
  • Media: Distant shot of a Peregrine

    Taken on 3.01.2014 over the scrapes.
  • Blog Post: Do you want to see a Brambling?

    If so, up to five are showing as close as three metres away from the Visitor Centre windows daily.....well worth a look if you've not seen them before, as they're such colourful little birds. John
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: New Kid on the Block

    Hello all! I'm Chris, the brand shiny new Visitor Services Officer here at Frampton. Just a week into the role. Though not new to the RSPB. If you have visited the old Top Lodge shop down in Fineshade Woods, Northamptonshire you may remember me. I was the Visitor and Promotions Officer there for...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings, weekend weather and next week’s tides: 27.07.12

    This week we have been lucky enough to have some gorgeous summer weather so it’s been an ideal week for some wildlife spotting on the reserve. Here’s a quick rundown of the weekly highlights : White rumped sandpiper – showing until yesterday on the wet grassland beyond East Hide...
  • Blog Post: Close Encounters of the Eighth Kind (identified flying objects)

    As a great start to the beginning of autumn I went on a bat and moth event. It was held at Tattershall church where bats have made a home for themselves. We had a great talk on bats and learnt some cool facts like each bat eats 2000-3000 insects a night and they can emit up to 20 calls a second to eco...
  • Blog Post: A Very Special Visitor...

    We’ve had a great day here at Frampton Marsh today! I have been away from the reserve for a week and have come back to thousands of birds, beautiful blue skies and a very special visitor. Heading down to the visitor centre this morning I couldn’t have wished for a better day. It was a...
  • Blog Post: Cycling in the Sun

    When I set off for work this morning it was a grey and drizzly day but the sun has come out! I popped down to the reserve a bit earlier to drop some bits off. As there wasn’t a vehicle free I decided to cycle down. With my new panniers packed with colouring in sheets and posters I set off down...
  • Blog Post: Fabulous Family Fun Day

    I’ve just got back from a brilliant day in the visitor centre. It was our family fun day today and everyone had a great time. We did face painting (I was pretty disappointed that I didn’t have time to get mine done! Next time!), made bird feeders out of apples and did lots of colouring craft...
  • Blog Post: The first of the autumn: recent highlights, weekend weather and tides.

    Recent Highlights Black-tailed godwits - 1500 - they put on a fantastic display, wheeling and swirling in unison above the reedbed this today. House martins and sand martins - the clear weather and wind brought a few hundred house martins and 50+ sand martins through the reserve on Tuesday Wheatear...
  • Blog Post: Calling all families!

    Our new Wildlife Explorer backpacks are up and raring to go! All we need now is for you to come and test them out. Bug hunts, binoculars and loads of fun family activities are included in the packs and you can take them out for as long as you like during the day. They look so cool that I think I’m...
  • Blog Post: Egg-citing times ahead!

    It is the start of the holidays! And to mark this, we here at Frampton Marsh are once again running our egg-ceedingly popular Easter egg hunt. Come into the visitor centre and pick up an entry sheet. You'll find out that the Easter Bunny has paid us a visit, but dropped all it's eggs around...
  • Blog Post: Oooh, it is bitter out.....

    Hello all, Apologies for the hiatus in recent sightings, we should be back on track again. So, something of a cold week. Meaning it has only been the hardy folk coming out to us. But some good sightings still. And a first recent sightings posting for me, Chris, the new Visitor Services Officer...
  • Blog Post: Sightings 29/07/11

    It’s turned into a lovely afternoon here and there’s lots of birds to see out on the reserve. Our pectoral sandpiper has stuck around since Monday and everyone’s getting great views. In Simon’s absence I’m afraid I better do the sightings blog today! Here goes: 1 pectoral...
  • Blog Post: Are we nearly there yet?

    Ah, words to strike terror into the heart of any parent during a car journey. In this case though, 'there' is referring to spring. And you know, for a moment I thought we were there. Snowdrops are coming up lovely in the gardens surrounding the office here at Frampton Marsh. But no, we are back...
  • Blog Post: Optics event RSPB Frampton Marsh Saturday 28/1/12 10am - 4pm

    Frampton Marsh Optics Day. Saturday 28 th January 10am – 4pm. Come and join our optical experts for a day of demonstration. Great bargains available on Swarovski, Leica, Viking, RSPB and Puffin binoculars and scopes.