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Frampton Marsh RSPB

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Catching up with a local rarity

Friday 14th June 2024

Tanzania - Day 1 - Arusha

Monday 13th May 2024

Spring Tide at RSPB Snettisham

Saturday 13th April 2024

Things didn't go to plan

Friday 5th April 2024

Fowlmere RSPB Cambs

Wednesday 20th March 2024

Another trip to Norfolk

Tuesday 12th March 2024

Frampton Marsh (again)

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Snettisham RSPB

Tuesday 20th February 2024

A new destination for me

Monday 5th February 2024

A change of plan

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Three hours at Grafham Water

Monday 22nd January 2024

A strange week overall.

Friday 19th January 2024

Norfolk Coast

Tuesday 16th January 2024

New Year - where to go?

Monday 8th January 2024

Coton Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 20th December 2023

Back to Burwell Fen

Saturday 9th December 2023

Short-eared Owls

Monday 4th December 2023

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Saturday 29th July 2023

Tuesday 25th July and I was itching to take some photographs. Checking the evening before, Frampton Marsh looked particularly interesting with a range of species so off I went.

Unfortunately, rather disappoining - great for birding - not for photography. The range of species promised was certainly there but mostly too distant. It was nor until I had made my way to East Hide that things looked promising.

The usual Avocet - a juvenile.

A Common Sandpiper was feeding around the edges.

and family of Little Ringed Plovers was also within range and rather actively feeding, especially the juveniles.

Two pairs of Black-winged Stilts have produced young, the first recorded in Lincolnshire. They were both on the far side of the reserve but only the adult was suitably positioned for a photo, the juveniles in very un-photogenic locations so I didn't bother, having already loads of photos from my trips abroad.

So it was time to move on. I had been informed that the Peregrines were still at Yaxley church, and, being on my way home, that was my next call.

First sighting was a juvenile, high up on a parapet.

and an adult also high up giving me an evil stare!!!

after a time, the adult disappeared and then returned with a pigeon just caught.

A more eventful afternoon than morning.