24th August : Rspb Frampton Marshes
I paid my first visit to Rspb Frampton Marshes on the 24th August and had a wonderful day , we started off looking for the Buff breasted Sandpiper which was on view from the sea wall.
Although it was still quite distant it was showing out in the open and good scope views were obtained.
Digi scoped Buff Breasted Sandpiper
We enjoyed watching this bird for sometime then we headed off to look for the Long Billed Dowitcher , this took abit more finding as it had walked out of view by the time we arrived.
However after a short while the Long billed Dowitcher did the decent thing and showed itself to it's admiring fans.
Long Billed Dowitcher
LBD having a swim.
Once again we spent alot of time enjoying this bird before heading off and exploring the rest of this superb reserve , adding plenty of wader's to our day bird list plus no less than 15 Spoonbills which was a great sight to see.
Spoonbill's in flight
We had some really close views of Black tailed Godwit, Knot & Ruff.
Close view of a Ruff.
We also saw nesting Swallows and 3 migrating Whinchats on our walk around the reserve with the constant back drop of Yellow Wagtails calling & flying overhead.
1 of 3 Whinchat.
A really enjoyable day at Frampton marshes, great to meet Toby.C. who has boundless enthusiasm and knowledge for Frampton marshes & nature in general.