RSPB Frampton

I had a trip into deepest Lincolnshire at the weekend.Nothing particularly inspiring in East Yorkshire so I thought I'd have a crack at the recently reported white rumped sandpiper at Frampton.

There was a good crowd in 360 degree hide and some intense focus on distant waders but crucially no sign of the wrs there were plenty of black tailed godwits, a couple of juvenile ringed plovers and one looking rather like a little ringed plover as well as lapwing, the odd dunlin.Distantly there was a smart curlew sandpiper and a little stint.

There was a constant procession of little egrets back and forth hunting fry in the shallow pools.

At first the glossy ibis was quite distant and i bad light however after a while it flew directly in front of the hide and remained for at least an hour hunting aquatic insects and fry and at times showing the iridescence that gives it its name.

All in all a very nice trip