Aug 092016

In recent weeks the RSPB Reserve at Frampton Marsh in Lincolnshire has been a haven for waders, with several notable species being recorded. So we decide to head off there for the day on Saturday 6th August. It was a hot day and not altogether conducive for photography. Anyhow, there was a good selection of waders, as our visit coincided with a 7 metre high tide. The lagoons were covered in Dunlin and Black-tailed Godwit. Mixed in were several Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, a White-rumped Sandpiper, Grey Plover, Redshank, Greenshank, Ruff, Snipe, Avocet, Curlew, Lapwing, Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper. A single Spoonbill and plenty of Little Egret. Also many migrant Painted Lady butterflies.

Later in the afternoon we decide to head off to another reserve at Freiston Shore, near Boston. The lagoon here was covered in Redshank and Dunlin. Once we had figured out where the “Reservoir” was located, we soon discovered the Pectoral Sandpiper that had been present for several days. All in all a successful day, back with the A Team, for the first time since returning from Alaska. The year List had now moved on to 211.

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Black-tailed Godwit – Moulting adult – Frampton Marsh – Tony Davison©

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Black-tailed Godwit – Moulting adult – Frampton Marsh – Tony Davison©

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White-rumped Sandpiper – Above 2 images – Can you spot this American “Peep” amongst the Dunlin? – Frampton Marsh – Tony Davison©

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Lapwing – Above 3 images – Often called “Peewit” or “Green Plover” – Frampton Marsh – Tony Davison©


Spoonbill – Immature – Note colour of the bill – Frampton Marsh – Tony Davison©

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Moorhen – Above 3 images – Intimate moments with this Moorhen family – Frampton Marsh – Tony Davison©

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Painted Lady – Good numbers of this migrant butterfly around Frampton Reserve – Tony Davison© – Taken with a 1DX and 500mm & 2x extender, not the ideal set up!

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