The first visit gave us a lifer within a minute! There was a Turtle Dove sitting in a tree viewable from the Car Park, we got some decent views but sadly I hadn't got the camera ready before it flew away, but a fantastic start to the day!
So to celebrate a life first it was time for a coffee at the benches by the Visitor Centre, where a Swallow was posing on the TV Aerial:
We walked clock wise around the reserve from the Visitor Centre, with some good views of the massed Black and Bar tailed Godwits out on the reserve:
From the 360 hide we saw both Ringed and Little Ringed Plover with chicks which was great. From there we walked back to the Visitor Centre and had lunch after which we walked up the road to the dyke, on the way finding a Little Grebe nesting by a post:
The next day was the Airshow at Waddington, so for those interested here's a link:
RAF Waddington Airshow 2014
So before leaving Lincolnshire we went with Jo & Jimmy who had joined us for the airshow back to Frampton in the hope of seeing the Turtle Dove again as they had never seen one. Even before parking we spotted the Dove again in the same tree as before, I stopped the car to show them (they were travelling behind us) but by the time they stopped and I pointed it out, it had of course flown off!!
So the plan was to walk along the path where the doves are known to be, we could hear them but not see them very frustrating, we were patient but to no avail until we came out into the farm land and I found one, again it was playing hard to get and flew off, we kept it in sight until it disappeared over some distant trees. Not a great sighting for them, but a sighting!
We also knew that there was Glossy Ibis about, this would be our second sighting if we could find it and Jo & Jimmy's first, so we asked the RSPB volunteers and headed of where it had list been seen and this time the birding gods were playing ball:
We then went to the 360 hide again for the plovers:
From here we wandered back the long way around and picked up a Yellowhammer:
So that's it for Frampton, however we weren't going home! We had made this a two centre trip and were heading north to Northumberland for a few days, one of our favourite places in Britain (apart from all the others) and a jaunt over to the Farnes.
So another post to follow as soon as I can.