Friday, May 14, 2010

Oriental Beauty....

An early morning visit to Frampton Marsh RSPB reserve in the deep south of the county today to pay homage to Britain's 5th and Lincolnshire's first Oriental Pratincole.The bird was observed feeding on one of the many scrapes and also seen in flight on 3 occasions giving superb views of this elegant,tern-like wader,what a beauty and a real prize for the visiting birders that have travelled to see it.Also seen at this superb reserve,were a gorgeous summer plumaged Curlew Sandpiper feeding with a flock of Dunlin,2 1st summer Little Gulls,a lovely  drake Garganey watched feeding near to the visitor centre and this coupled with excellent views of breeding Avocets,Little-ringed Plovers,summer plumaged Grey Plovers,a female Ruff and nesting Common Terns made for fantastic viewing!.Also seen where the closest Brown Hare's i have ever seen,with two almost in the hide!.
 On the way home after this brilliant start to the day i decided to drop in at Kirkby Moor LWTR,seeing several goodies here also,which included 2 Woodlark,a couple of Common Buzzard,male Adder,Grass Snake and Sloworm.
A great day out with another mega wader seen in the County.