Monday, 13 April 2015

Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire ...... a very blustery day.

Yesterday, Sunday, an opportunity presented itself at short notice to visit this coastal reserve and what a rewarding morning it was.

The mudflats were nicely exposed and provided good if somewhat distant opportunities for my 300 mm  + 1.4 T.c. lens combination..

A good mix of birds was present but star prize in my opinion must go to the Black Tailed Godwits and the males in particular in their stunning rusty coloured breeding plumage.

What cracking birds. 

Graham Barker captures this busy day perfectly with his video of the day's visit, link below.

                                                            The Male

                                                                The female


  1. The male Godwits do look stunning. The rusty brown is an odd choice for plumage how it works in terms of camouflage from predators intrigues me.

    1. I never thought about it in those terms Douglas, maybe from above it blends in to the mudflats more readily.