Six members attended this trip and although a bit chilly, enjoyed excellent sunny weather which was perfect for walking around this extensive reserve.
48 species were observed including Stonechat, Whinchat, Wheatear, Pintail,
Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew Sandpiper and Glossy Ibis. Sadly, we weren’t able to ‘connect’ with the Little Stint and Pectoral Sandpiper which had been reported on the reserve’s website.
Interestingly while walking round the site, we bumped into a further two members who were visiting Frampton independently of the trip (clearly a popular place).
Thanks to John Parlby for acting as group leader in the absence of Martin Kaye and for taking the photos. This is one of John’s favourite bird watching sites and he cannot recommend it highly enough to members.
The club will be running a trip next year although the timing may be brought forward to a Sunday in September with a view to catching more of the returning migrants (with possibly some still in breeding plumage).