Hello everyone,

We are back with the sightings blog this week for Frampton Marsh! We recently paused posting about the whereabouts of birds on the reserve, as we were all getting used to the new conditions of lockdown and was waiting on information on how to proceed. However, with guidance from the government and the RSPB communications team, we can now start sharing our sightings with you again. We mostly want to bring you a report of what birds are at Frampton, so that you can keep in touch with the changes that are occurring, and when everything is back to normal and the reserve opens again, you can visit us and know exactly what has been going on in terms of migrating birds, breeding birds and wildlife at Frampton Marsh. Thank you to Anthony (Assistant Warden) who has collected these observations while carrying out essential visits to Frampton Marsh. We have had some of our first migrants of the year coming in recently and some great gull activity, find more details below of what has been around:

The following species were observed between Monday 20th – 24th April.

Monday 20th April

2 Little gulls.

4 Arctic terns.

4 Mediterranean gulls.

1 Merlin.

1 Swift flew, this was the first of the year.

1 Spotted redshank.



Wednesday 22nd April

2 Little gulls (same birds as 20th)

18 Sedge warblers, this was a record count for the reserve.

1 Lesser whitethroat, this was the first of the year.

1 Greenshank.

2 Spotted redshanks.



Friday 24th April

2 Little gulls (same birds as 20th, there was no sign of them on Monday 27th)

2 Mediterranean gulls.

4 Greenshank.


Thank you for reading!