Sunday, 5 April 2015

An Excellent Day at Frampton RSPB Reserve

A good day was forecast for last Thursday so I set out before dawn intending to finish up at Frampton RSPB reserve just south of Boston.  First though I wanted to call in at Wold Newton to try for the barn owl that I am sure is round there.  I had no luck on this score though (it is turning out to be an elusive bird) but the sunset was excellent and I also managed some shots of brown hare.

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At about 7.30, I decided to head down to Frampton, arriving not long after 9.00.  The day continued to be bright and sunny all day and what a wonderful day it turned out to be.  The air was full of the raucous calling of black headed gulls, there must be 1000s here, and behind them the more muted calls of a myriad of other waders and water fowl.  Brent geese were there in large numbers and filled the air with their deeper honking and regularly came and went reminiscent of squadrons of heavy bombers.  I love to hear the whistle of the wigeon carrying across the marsh and the wheeling display flights of lapwing with their strident peewit calls are always exciting to watch.  In order to work with the light, I spent the morning in East hide and in the afternoon moved to the 360 hide.  I came away with 450 images to edit and process; Frampton never disappoints.
Courting avocet with the female soliciting the male.
Avocet
Black-tailed godwit
Black-tailed godwit
Black-tailed godwit
Black-tailed godwit
Brent Goose
Brent Geese
Brown Hare
Brown Hare
Brown Hare
Brown Hare
Brown Hare
Brown Hare
Brown Hare
Coot
Gadwall
Goldeneye
Goldeneye
Lapwing
Lapwing
Lapwing
Lapwing
Little Grebe or Dabchick
Redshank
Redshank
Redshank
Redshank
Ruff
Ruff
Shelduck
Skylark
Skylark

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