Sunday, 7 September 2014

Frampton Marsh today ........

Firstly let me say that this is a cracking, well run reserve with good hides and excellent scrapes and lagoons.

Having said that, timing is everything in life and sadly we were a bit unlucky today , due to warm weather and lack of rainfall the scrapes were in general at lower water levels so the birds were way beyond the capacity of my 300mm F4 + 1.4 T.c lens combo, certainly not the reserves fault in any shape or form (more a reflection of the fact that my Bank Manager advises against the purchase of a 500mm F4 Nikon lens !  - only £ 5890.00 ! ).

Still, it was nice to see Avocet, Ruff, Little Stint, Godwits of both flavours, Ringed Plovers, Linnet, Kestrel, Peregrine, Little Egret etc. etc. ... there was even a Barred Warbler

I would highly recommend a visit but if the reserve is dry it is really a place for telescopes.

Anyway, an enjoyable day out in good company !

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