A new place for me this being a first time visit to RSPB Frampton Marsh situated out near the Wash on the Lincolnshire coast it took about 2hr 30mins to get there from home but we arrived in glorious sunshine, windy but nice.
After a break, coffee and sarnies, we dropped into the visitor centre first to say hello and to look at the site maps before setting off on site towards the 360 hide.Our first was with a Painted Lady Butterfly, which would be first of a few seen today. It wasn’t long before we arrived at the hide and settled in, looking gout over the pools we found Black tailed Godwits (numerous), Ruff, Redshank, Dunlin, Avocet, Ringed Plover, Spotted Redshank, Common Snipe, Little Egret (c14), Pied Wagtails skipping along the pool shoreline.
We moved off seeing very little at this time of year the wind was strong but we saw a few large White Butterflies long with a Red Admiral, and Meadow Browns.
We eventually found a sheltered spot well out of the wind where Large Whites were numerous, Hawker dragonflies were evident but never settled, but there were plenty of Ruddy darter Dragonflies which were settling and it was a great time spending time with these, and a Reed Warbler was seen around by the pond
It was quiet today but we were told to return in winter when the birds would be numerous an offer not to be refused
Painted Lady Butterfly