TL3772 : Ouse Fen phase 1

taken 7 years ago, near to Over, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

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Ouse Fen phase 1
Ouse Fen phase 1
This is the first of many phases of the joint project between the RSPB and Hanson Aggregates. Hanson are removing sand and gravel and then reprofiling each pit to make it suitable for wetland habitats, especially reedbed (the plan is for 460ha of reedbed and another 240ha of other wetland habitat). Four years ago it was a muddy pit with isolated patches of reed, this season it had breeding Bittern and Bearded Tit. Access is still limited, this photo was taken during a volunteer work party to remove willow from the reedbed, after which the water level will be raised again.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3760 7208 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:19.7738N 0:1.0703E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3767 7203
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Nature Reserve  Gravel Pit 

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