Howdy folks! yes, time for another set of weekly Frampton Marsh sightings. With me, Chris the visitor guy.
Regular readers will know the drill. Time to start off with a week's worth of sighting maps.
The great white egret was a flyover, first thing in the morning. I think there are more around than get seen as they could well get into the runnels of the saltmarsh. Mind you, quite a few little egrets get erroneously reported as great whites. Remember, it is a bit like with eagles. if you think you have seen one, you haven't. When you see one, you KNOW it!
Just one or two wigeon in, with numbers due to build higher...
Sorry, no map for Monday
Two scaup on Tuesday, as the first winter male found himself a female friend.
A return of avocets on Thursday, with three of them. The hawfinch was part of a large movement into the UK from the continent which had been happening during the week.
Hen harriers are reappearing for the winter. The ecologist was our chap from HQ who came to see how we were doing. The answer? Brilliantly, of course!
And there you have it for the week.
Now, time to see what photos we have from the week.
Short-eared owls are always good value for money, if you can get close enough. Yair Doza over on our Flickr group was lucky enough to get some superb shots, including this one
Mark Sargeant caught this little egret just as it spotted its next meal
Ian Ellis got this video of a hunting hen harrier
And Neil Smith took this lovely portrait of one of our Belted Galloway cows
If you are coming to visit us, you can keep up to date with the sightings by following our Twitter account. No need to have an account yourself, we make it so everyone can see it. If you do tweet yourself, please remember to use #RSPBframpton so we can see what you are posting, and also ideally mention @RSPBNorfolkLinc. If you have any good photos (or video, or even artwork) we'd love to see that too. Tweet it, or share it on our Facebook page or our Flickr account.
I hope you all have a great week, take care, have fun, and I will catch you next time.