I counted about 90 avocets at Frampton yesterday, they are still arriving. (70 pairs last year, apparently). Splendid birds, it’s amazing that most of us hardly give them a second glance these days. They are really doing well and are a banker at most of our major reserves. Mind you I’ve only seen one at Marston. The header photo is of the 20013 bird, courtesy David Morison.

I found two birds at Frampton wearing red leg rings. They originate from the Dunkirk, (Cambs), scheme. RedA6 was ringed in 2008, and RedD5, ringed in 2009 and has also been seen in Norfolk.