Date: 16/8/2020 Meeting Point: Frampton RSPB reserve near Boston Lincs PE20 1AY (see notes) Time: 09:00 Transport: Members cars Cost: free Leader: Martin Kaye Numbers Limit: None.
Corona Virus update – the meeting time has been brought forward in an attempt to ensure parking places are available. At the reserve, there is only one accessible toilet open 10:00-16:00. One hide only is open but plenty of viewing possible from the paths around the reserve. Visitors’ Centre closed so ensure that you have sufficient drink and eats. Remember to practise social distancing when on site.
If you intend to go, contact Martin Kaye by clicking the link below and he will provide you with a contact phone number to ensure that we meet up on site.
Notes: A fantastic reserve on the south western corner of the Wash. Although there are only 3 hides, there is non-stop interest over a large area. Guaranteed 50+ different species. At this time of year a number of the less common migrant waders can be seen. In the past this has included Little Stint, Spotted Redshank and Curlew Sandpiper. Last year we were also treated to a Long-billed Dowitcher. Also likely to be present are Great White Egret and Spoonbill.
Approx 2 hour drive from Chesterfield. Directions – most folks will head for Newark and then take the A17 as far as the left turn on the A16 to Boston then follow the directions on the map below. For up to date details click on the link to the RSPB website below.