The last day of March, myself and Whisky headed off to the RSPB reserve at Frampton Marsh, in Lincolnshire; one of my favourites.
They've had some Whooper Swans roosting on the reserve for a while and we managed to find them in one of the adjacent fields.
Although I can't take Whisky onto the actual reserve, there are plenty of places around it where we can walk. The footpaths nearby, and along the sea bank, that overlooks the salt marsh on one side, and some of the reserve on the other side.
It was here we had some excellent views of the Brent Geese as they flew onto the reserve.
Some big flocks of Dunlin were very mobile too,
with the odd Ringed Plover amongst them.
A few Ruff were on the reserve .
lots of Shoveler,
and quite a few Avocets.
A fantastic visit where Whisky can have a good walk and sniff the new smells, and I can get to see plenty of birds. I even managed to find a very distant male Gargany; a first of the year for me, and a couple of other people I pointed it out to.
I was surprised to find an early flowering Dove's-foot Cranesbill too.
I'll finish with a picture of a Black-headed Gull flying over a Dunlin. Gives a good idea of the size of the Dunlin.
List of birds seen this visit.
Greater Canada Goose
Great Crested Grebe
Common Wood Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
British Blue Tit
Total 51 species
Enjoy your day