Garth Peacock
Another visit to Frampton Marsh


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Another visit to Frampton Marsh

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Frampton Marsh RSPB

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Monday 25th September 2023

It has been quite a problem to know where to go to get interesting photos. My last trip to north Norolk was disappointing, especially Titchwell RSPB where the water levels outside the hides are still too high for anything but the larger species of waders - Black-tailed Godwit, Avocet - and I have quite a library of those species already. The smaller waders were pushed over to the far side of the reserve, too distant for photos and the new spit is heavily covered in greenery so the Golden Plover flock was also pushed too far away.

Anyway, a friend wanted to go to Frampton Marsh RSPB so off we headed, despite me having gone there a couple of weeks previously. The excitement was that there were two rare species on the reserve - Lesser Yellowlegs and Blue-winged Teal. There are times when excitement is bound to end in disappointment. Guess what - this was one of those times. Arriving at East Hide, the Lesser Yellowlegs had put on a display earlier but not when we were there, and the Blue-winged Teal also did not make an appearance.

A Little Egret flew in - worth a couple of shots.

and a Ruff came close enough for a shot against a dark background of reeds.

A morning spent with not too much to show for it.

Moving on to 360 hide, a couple of Little Stints quickly moved by although too distant for anything earth-shattering

and a Meadow Pipit stood proud on a mud bank but also too distant for anything meaningful.

The rest of the reserve showed nothing worth excercising the trigger finger for. Quite a disappointing day but that seems to be the trend at present. Perhaps my luck will change soon!!!!