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RSPB in South Lincolnshire – talk by Chris Andrews

A sea wall was built on Freiston Shore during WW2 and a second, outer, wall was built during the 1980s. When it was bought by the RSPB in 2008, the outer sea wall was breached in three places to create a salt marsh. This created a breeding area for many birds including redshank and brent geese (Sea Area Brent is named after the brent goose) and hares are seen in the spring.

Frampton Marsh consists of scrape, wet grassland and reedbeds – 50,000 reeds were planted by hand! It is nationally significant for a number of birds – including lapwing, wigeon, golden plover, teal, bearded tits and ruffs. The rarest visitor was an oriental pratincole in 2010 – usually found in the warmer parts of south and east Asia. Frampton also has a large colony of sea aster bees which are globally scarce.

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