Barrie & I decide to spend the day at the fabulous RSPB reserve at Frampton marsh in Lincolnshire. A Black-winged Stilt had been present the previous day, but alas had gone over-night as had the 1st winter Snowy Owl at nearby Freiston Shore reserve. Nevertheless we had some good birds – 4 Garganey; Little Stint; 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank; Ruff and Turtle Dove being the highlights. We had around 60 species during the day, boosting my year list along to 189.
Avocet– above 3 images – Tony Davison© – When I first started birding some 50 odd years ago, Avocet was a mega rarity. I had my first one at Minsmere in 1969
Black-headed Gull – summer adult – Tony Davison©
Brent Goose – Tony Davison© – still many hundreds around the reserve and on the wash.
Curlew Sandpiper – Tony Davison© – two birds moulting into summer plumage plumage amongst the Black-tailed Godwits.
Garganey – 2 drakes, 5 birds were around the Freiston Shore reserve. – Tony Davison©
Kestrel – Tony Davison©
Sedge Warbler – Tony Davsion©