Frampton Marsh RSPB Reserve borders The Wash in Lincolnshire. There are reed beds, grassland and salt marsh, giving varied habitat. In addition to the Visitor Centre, there are three hides.
A chilly, breezy day that stayed dry until lunchtime. By the time we set out from the warmth of the Visitor Centre we had around 10 species listed and the list grew steadily through the remainder of our visit, culminating in the sighting of a Long-Billed Dowitcher in the afternoon that was busy feeding in the shallows, accompanied by a couple of Redshank.
There were good numbers of Wigeon, Shelduck and Brent Geese. Hightide was over two hours before we arrived and may explain, at least in part, why we saw fewer waders than we might have hoped. Nevertheless, it was a very worthwhile trip.
Members participating: 18
Bird list (47 species seen and/or heard)
|Little Grebe||Goldeneye||Herring Gull|
|Grey Heron||Peregrine Falcon||Skylark|
|Whooper Swan||Moorhen||Meadow Pipit|
|Brent Goose||Golden plover||Cetti’s Warbler|
|Egyptian Goose||Lapwing||Great Tit|
|Wigeon||Long-Billed Dowitcher||Carrion Crow|
|Tufted Duck||Lesser Black-Backed Gull|