Hello everyone,

We are back for a second week with the sightings at Frampton Marsh. Keep in touch with the changes that are occurring 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 the reserve. Since our last sightings blog, we have had an increase in migrant summer visitors, from one swift to fifty swifts, with more expected to arrive. There has also been some exciting tern activity; two little terns were spotted last Wednesday. This was the first time Anthony has seen terns at Frampton. Terns are not a common bird, with an average of three records a year and always fleeting visits. We have had another first recording of the year, a blue-tailed damselfly, seen last Friday. Many more migrants and inverts are expected to arrive as the season moves through spring into summer, so keep an eye out for what changes occur via this sightings blog. For more bird sightings see the list below:

Monday 27 April

2 Spotted redshank

2 Common sandpiper

2 Mediterranean gulls

1 Wood sandpiper (first of the year)

2 Greenshank

Wednesday 29 April

2 Little terns

1 Whimbrel

1 Bar-tailed godwit

50 Swift (They’ll be around your houses soon)

1 Curlew sandpiper

2 Black tern


Friday 1 May

3 Greenshank

Blue-tailed damselflies (first of the year)

Thanks for reading!