• Garden Wildlife Blog #2

    Howdy folks!

    Whilst the covid-19 situation continues, our Conservation Intern Paige is writing a series of blog on wildlife to watch out for at home, and on your daily exercise. Take it away Paige....


    Hello everyone,

    With spring in the air, migration is everywhere… maybe even in your garden!

    Now is the time to keep your ears and eyes peeled for the regular migrants coming…

    • 3 Apr 2020
  • Garden Wildlife Blog #1

    Whilst we are all in lockdown and unable to go to the reserve, Paige our Conservation Intern will be letting us know what wildlife we can see and encourage into our gardens. Take it away Paige!



    Hello everyone,

    We hope you are all keeping safe and looking after your wellbeing during these uncertain times. We can only assume you are missing Frampton as much as we are and are desperate to explore nature…

    • 27 Mar 2020
  • COVID-19 update: reserve CLOSED

    Following the latest clear instructions from the Government for us all to remain at home apart from a limited number of allowed activities, we are closing our reserve to visitors until further notice.


    This means we will close our car park and hides to the public. These measures are on top of the existing closure of our visitor centre and toilets.  It is with great sadness that we ask people to refrain from visiting the…

    • 24 Mar 2020
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 12 - 19 March 2020

    Howdy folks! Welcome back to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings. With me, Chris the Visitor Manager.

    Please excuse the hiatus over the last month. Various reasons stopped us putting out the usual weekly sightings blog. We should be back on track now. Soon it will be Paige, our conservation intern, who will be writing these blogs. But in the meantime you have me once again.

    Obviously with the covid-19 situation still ongoing…

    • 20 Mar 2020
  • Visitor Centre Closed!

    ** UPDATE **

    Following the most recent government advice, the hides at both Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore will also be closed to the public as from 24 March. The reserve trails will continue to be open, for now.


    Following the latest government advice we have made the difficult decision to close our visitor centre to visitors by Wednesday 18 March. This is to prioritise…

    • 17 Mar 2020
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 10 - 16 February 2020

    Time for another sightings blog from Poppy. Let's see what she has to say... 


    Monday 10 February:

    We ended up with some very unexpected weather on Monday! Snow, sleet, sun and rain all made appearances. Not only did we have unexpected weather, but we also had some fabulous spots on the reserve. Bank vole and mole were both…

    • 20 Feb 2020
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 27 January - 2 February 2020

    Howdy folks!

    Time for another sightings update from Poppy...


    Sightings Blog 27 January – 2 February 

    Hello, hello! Welcome back to the sightings blog. Instead of a bumper edition this week, I thought it would be great to show you what has been around on the reserve over the last week and talk to you about what we have coming up on the reserve this month. 

    Monday 27 January:

    On Monday…

    • 7 Feb 2020
  • My Week at Frampton Marsh

    Howdy folks! Chris here, but not the author of this blog. Instead I am turning over the reins to Abby. She is a Boston College student who has spent the week with us on work experience. Let's see what she has to say...


    Hello, my name is Abby. I’m a Boston college student studying travel and tourism. I came to Frampton Marsh for a week of work experience.  I have always been interested…

    • 31 Jan 2020
  • Camera Trapping Event - a review

    Howdy folks!

    Last Saturday saw the inaugural camera trapping event at the reserve. How did it go? I will let Paige tell you...


    Hello everyone! I am Paige, the Conservation intern at the reserve. We have recently put together a new event at the reserve called ‘Introduction to Camera Traps’. The event first ran on Saturday and was fully booked with six attendees. Since it was the first…

    • 22 Jan 2020
  • Frampton Marsh sightings: 1 - 15 January 2020

    Howdy folks! Apologies for thelack of sightings blogs recently. The Christmas break and staff leave did cause a bit of a hiatus. But Poppy has been slaving away, creating another bumper two week package. So let's see what she has for us...


    Hello everyone and Happy New Year! Even it is somewhat belated. But here we have the first blog of the decade. Apologies for the delay in getting this…

    • 17 Jan 2020
  • Can you dig it?

    There is a fair amount of work doing on at Frampton at the moment, as we work to improve the site. Lots to get done before the busy migration and breeding seasons start and the disturbance would be too much. This does mean that over the next week or two there will be a certain amount of things going on around the reserve, which may impact upon your visit.

    The work on new fencing around the scrapes and grassland to the…

    • 14 Jan 2020
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 27 November - 11 December 2019

    Here is another bumper sightings blog from Poppy!


    Hello, and welcome to the latest #RSPBFrampton sightings blog! Apologies for the delay in getting this out…but that means a bumper edition!

    We have had lots of rain over the past few weeks, especially around the end of November. That hasn’t stopped the birds and wildlife though. On the 29 December whooper…

    • 12 Dec 2019
  • Remember your wristband!

    Starting this month, we are asking our visitors to Frampton Marsh to make sure they pop into the visitor centre when they arrive. The reason being that we are rolling out entry wristbands for visitors.

    Many RSPB sites (and wildlife trust, National Trust, and many other similar organisations) use some form of identification to show when visitors have been through the welcome desk. It helps determine visitor numbers, and…

    • 1 Dec 2019
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 14 - 20 November 2019

    Howdy folks, and welcome back to another sightings blog by Poppy. Lets see what she has for us this week...


    A very wet Thursday started off the sightings week for us here at RSPB Frampton. So, there wasn’t much to report on the board, due to the lack of people about. The few that did brave the wet reported jack snipe and hen harrier.

    Pomarine skua back on the reserve…

    • 22 Nov 2019
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 31 October - 13 November

    Howdy folks, and welcome back to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings blog. It is time for another double helping of sightings from Poppy!


    Hello folks and welcome back to the latest sightings blog. Another slight bumper edition to give you a flavour of what’s been about recently. The weather has definitely started changing, plenty of wet weather over here, but that hasn’t…

    • 15 Nov 2019
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 17 - 30 October 2019

    Howdy folks! Welcome back to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings blog. Not with me, Chris the Visitor Guy, because we now have Poppy to write it for us instead. Hopefully she will soon be able to post direct, but in the meantime I have to put her blogs up for her. Let's see what she has to say in this double-sized bumper edition!


    Hello again folks! Apologies for the delay in getting…

    • 31 Oct 2019
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings blog: 11-16 October 2017

    Howdy folks! Time for Poppy to give us the latest reserve news...


    Hello folks! Welcome back to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings blog. For another week with me, Poppy. Recent highlights have included purple sandpiper, little stint, short-eared owl, spotted redshank, curlew sandpiper and great-white egret. Let’s get down to it, shall we?

    Curlew sandpiper seemed…

    • 18 Oct 2019
  • When Plastic Isn't Fantastic

    Back in 2014, plastic waste along the shore of Frampton Marsh was a big issue. So much so that the Boston Wildlife Explorers group collected a massive 6 Kg of rubbish from just 100 metres of shoreline. And not all of it was small. Take a look at the ‘throwback’ picture. Can you see how much rubbish they collected? From bottles to tyres to… a TV!

    Marine rubbish is seriously dangerous for the wildlife…

    • 14 Oct 2019
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings blog: 10 October 2019

    Howdy folks!

    Apologies for the lack of sightings blogs over the last month or so. A combination of leave and illness have kept me from doing any. But fear not! Into the breach steps our newest residential volunteer, Poppy....


    Hello folks! Welcome back to what is now a bit of a catch-up sightings blog. With me, Poppy (alternatively to Chris!). I am the latest addition to the residential team…

    • 10 Oct 2019
  • Turning a new page...

    Howdy folks! Chris the Visitor Guy here. Introducing a new face you may be seeing around the reserve for the next six months. Paige has joined us as our new conservation intern. But I will shut up and let her talk about herself...


    Hi there! As the new Practical Conservation Intern and new addition to the warden team, I would like to introduce myself and give you some background information, since…

    • 23 Sep 2019
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings blog 22 - 29 August 2019

    Howdy folks! And welcome back to the Frampton Marsh recent sightings blog. With me, Chris the visitor guy.

    Apologies for the lack of a blog last week. Life was getting so hectic that I just couldn't squeeze the time in. Even over the weekend, when the reserve was heaving with both birds and visitors. Hello to the Leicester RSPB group who graced us with their presence on the Sunday. On the bright side, this does mean a…

    • 30 Aug 2019
  • Last chance for summer fun!

    There are just two weeks left of the summer holidays, doesn't time fly? Has your family been down to us to take part in some of our fun summer activities. if not, there is still time, but places are running out. Here is the remaining availability:

    20 August - raft building - 11 am: FULL, 2 pm: 8 spaces 

    21 August - pond dipping - 10 am: 4 spaces, 11 am: 5 spaces, 1 pm: 4 spaces, 2 pm: 6 spaces

    22 August - bug hunting…

    • 19 Aug 2019
  • Frampton Marsh recent sightings: 2 - 15 August 2019

    Howdy folks! Welcome back to a bit of a catch-up sightings blog. With me, Chris the Visitor Guy. Slight technical issues last week, the system wouldn't let me sign in! But I am back with you now and normal service can be resumed.

    And let's start with the highlight of the week, a first for the reserve! Not one with feathers though. Over the summer holidays we are running bug hunting sessions for children in the visitor…

    • 15 Aug 2019
  • Frampton Marsh (and Freiston Shore) recent sightings: 26 July - 1 August 2019

    Howdy folks, and welcome back to the recent sightings blog. With me, Chris the visitor guy.

    Just to change things up a bit, we will start at Freiston Shore. Not least because the big tides this weekend could well lead there to be a great spectacle there. In face we even have a special walk on Sunday Lots of waders to be found there, including not one but two white-rumped sandpipers. They usually loiter near the reservoir…

    • 2 Aug 2019
  • Toby's Tales - volume 3

    Hi there!

    Toby is back with another of his regular blog posts. Let's find out what he has been up to this week...


    Reaching 100 species with thanks to the Frampton Yankees

    We said that high tides were heading our way over the course of the 18-21 July and boy they didn’t disappoint.

    News broke midday on Friday that a long-billed dowitcher had been found by the top car park near…

    • 30 Jul 2019