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Frampton RSPB reserve

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Avocet
I had to make a visit to Spalding this morning and, although the weather was poor, I put my camera gear in the car hoping it would improve by the afternoon so that I could call in at Frampron RSPB reserve near Boston on my way home.
Luck was with me and as I drove away from Spalding the sky was clearing and the sun made a brief appearance. Sadly it had clouded over again by the time I arrived at Frampton but it was still reasonably bright, calm and mild. Infact there were clouds of midges in the air. This is a relatively new reserve just inland from the sea wall and consists of a series of lakes and scrapes with shingle banks and some state of the art hides. The air was alive with bird song - I love the whistle of wigeon echoing over the reserve. To me, along with the song of the curlew, it is the epiome of wild places.
I was delighted to get good views and photographs of avocet and black tailed godwit. I was unable to stay long but it was a wonderful late afternoon.