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The UK's wetlands are home to a rich variety of bird species, including internationally important populations of wildfowl and waders. Raptors such as ospreys and marsh harriers are benefiting from habitat restoration and active conservation, while reedbeds and scrub provide excellent nest sites and songposts for a variety of songbirds, especially warblers.

Mute swan {Cygnus olor} on water with reflection, Shapwick Heath (Somerset Wildlife Trust) Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, UK. March - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Mute swan {Cygnus olor} on water with reflection, Shapwick Heath (Somerset Wildlife Trust) Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels, Somerset, UK. March
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) walking towards camera on ice, River Tame, Reddish Vale Country Park, Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK, December 2010 (This image may be licensed either as rights managed o... - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) walking towards camera on ice, River Tame, Reddish Vale Country Park, Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK, December 2010 (This image may be licensed either as rights managed o...
Coot (Fulica atra) with ruffled feathers during bathing, Derbyshire, England, UK, March 2010 - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Coot (Fulica atra) with ruffled feathers during bathing, Derbyshire, England, UK, March 2010
A sub-adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / A sub-adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June
Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata) adult on breeding loch, Flow Country, Highland, Scotland, UK, June, - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Red-throated diver (Gavia stellata) adult on breeding loch, Flow Country, Highland, Scotland, UK, June,
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair performing the 'weed dance,' a spectacular part of their elaborate courtship ritual, Derbyshire, UK, March - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair performing the 'weed dance,' a spectacular part of their elaborate courtship ritual, Derbyshire, UK, March
Osprey (Pandion haliaeetus) fishing at dawn, flying to nest with fish, Cairngorms NP, Highland, Scotland, UK, July - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Osprey (Pandion haliaeetus) fishing at dawn, flying to nest with fish, Cairngorms NP, Highland, Scotland, UK, July
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) female hunting over grazing marsh, Burnham Overy, Norfolk, UK, February. Did you know? During flight, the left ear of the barn owl captures sounds below while the right ear focuse... - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Barn Owl (Tyto alba) female hunting over grazing marsh, Burnham Overy, Norfolk, UK, February. Did you know? During flight, the left ear of the barn owl captures sounds below while the right ear focuse...
Marsh Harrier (Circus cyaneus) female in flight carrying nest material, Fens, East Anglia, UK, April - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Marsh Harrier (Circus cyaneus) female in flight carrying nest material, Fens, East Anglia, UK, April
Three Coot (Fulica atra) chicks swimming together on a calm lake,Derbyshire, England, UK, May 2010 - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Three Coot (Fulica atra) chicks swimming together on a calm lake,Derbyshire, England, UK, May 2010
An adult Coot (Fulica atra) surrounded by three chicks in the rain, Derbyshire, England, UK, June 2010 - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / An adult Coot (Fulica atra) surrounded by three chicks in the rain, Derbyshire, England, UK, June 2010
A line of Mallard ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / A line of Mallard ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings swimming on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June
Reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) adult male perched in reedbed, Norfolk, UK, May. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) adult male perched in reedbed, Norfolk, UK, May. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) pair tussling in flight, backlit, hunting at dusk, Lincolnshire, UK, March - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) pair tussling in flight, backlit, hunting at dusk, Lincolnshire, UK, March
Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) perched on fence post, Lincolnshire, UK, March - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) perched on fence post, Lincolnshire, UK, March
Reedbeds at dawn with Coot (Fulica atra) in mist, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May. Did you know? Reedbeds can be used for filtering pollution and sewage from water. - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Reedbeds at dawn with Coot (Fulica atra) in mist, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May. Did you know? Reedbeds can be used for filtering pollution and sewage from water.
Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) adult male in flight hunting over reedbed at dawn, Norfolk, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) adult male in flight hunting over reedbed at dawn, Norfolk, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) adult perched, singing, Norfolk, UK, May - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) adult perched, singing, Norfolk, UK, May
Two Common teal drakes (Anas crecca) in flight past Wigeon (Anas penelope) group swimming and standing on flooded Somerset Levels on a foggy winter morning. Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset, UK, Januar... - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Two Common teal drakes (Anas crecca) in flight past Wigeon (Anas penelope) group swimming and standing on flooded Somerset Levels on a foggy winter morning. Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset, UK, Januar...
Redshank (Tringa totanus) landing on grazing marsh, North Kent, UK, March - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Redshank (Tringa totanus) landing on grazing marsh, North Kent, UK, March
Mute swans (Cygnus olor) and cygnets on rhyne, King's Sedgemoor, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011 - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Mute swans (Cygnus olor) and cygnets on rhyne, King's Sedgemoor, Somerset Levels, Somerset, England, UK, June 2011
Cormorants {Phalacrocorax carbo} on purpose-built 'bird island' at Ham Wall (RSPB) Nature Reserve, with Glastonbury Tor in the distance, Somerset Levels, Somerset, UK. June 2011. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Cormorants {Phalacrocorax carbo} on purpose-built 'bird island' at Ham Wall (RSPB) Nature Reserve, with Glastonbury Tor in the distance, Somerset Levels, Somerset, UK. June 2011.
Common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) adult feeding in water on edge of loch, Scotland, UK, May 2010 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) adult feeding in water on edge of loch, Scotland, UK, May 2010
Two Mute swans (Cygnus olor) on water with a backdrop of autumn trees, Loch Insh, Cairngorms NP, Highlands, Scotland, October 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Two Mute swans (Cygnus olor) on water with a backdrop of autumn trees, Loch Insh, Cairngorms NP, Highlands, Scotland, October 2011
Osprey (Pandion haliaeetus) fishing at dawn, Cairngorms NP, Highland, Scotland, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Osprey (Pandion haliaeetus) fishing at dawn, Cairngorms NP, Highland, Scotland, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Goldeneye duck (Clangula bucephala) male on Loch Vaa at dawn, flapping wings, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, April 2011 - Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Goldeneye duck (Clangula bucephala) male on Loch Vaa at dawn, flapping wings, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, April 2011
An adult Coot (Fulica atra) running across the surface of a lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, March 2010. Did you know? It is a current theory that dinosaurs such as Archaeopteryx developed wings to help... - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / An adult Coot (Fulica atra) running across the surface of a lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, March 2010. Did you know? It is a current theory that dinosaurs such as Archaeopteryx developed wings to help...
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult emerges from a thick mist into dawn sunlight, Derbyshire, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) adult emerges from a thick mist into dawn sunlight, Derbyshire, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Greylag goose (Anser anser) adult on water, Scotland, UK, May 2010 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Greylag goose (Anser anser) adult on water, Scotland, UK, May 2010
Greylag goose (Anser anser) pair on edge of loch, near nesting site, Scotland, UK, May 2010 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Greylag goose (Anser anser) pair on edge of loch, near nesting site, Scotland, UK, May 2010
Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair of adults during part of their elaborate courtship ritual during the very last few rays of evening sunlight, Derbyshire, UK, March. - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) pair of adults during part of their elaborate courtship ritual during the very last few rays of evening sunlight, Derbyshire, UK, March.
An adult Coot (Fulica atra) diving for food, Derbyshire, England, UK, March 2010 - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / An adult Coot (Fulica atra) diving for food, Derbyshire, England, UK, March 2010
Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) perched on fence in park, River Tame, Reddish Vale Country Park, Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK, December 2010 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Grey heron (Ardea cinerea) perched on fence in park, River Tame, Reddish Vale Country Park, Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK, December 2010
Northern shoveler pair (Anas clypeata) swimming near frosted rushes on flooded marshland on a foggy winter morning. Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, January - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Northern shoveler pair (Anas clypeata) swimming near frosted rushes on flooded marshland on a foggy winter morning. Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, January
Dense flocks of European wigeon (Anas penelope), Common teal (Anas crecca) and Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) flying over and resting on flooded marshes in winter, Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Dense flocks of European wigeon (Anas penelope), Common teal (Anas crecca) and Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) flying over and resting on flooded marshes in winter, Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels...
Large flock of Wigeon (Anas penelope) swimming and standing on flooded marshland on a foggy winter day with a small flock of Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) in the background. Greylake RSPB reserve, Some... - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Large flock of Wigeon (Anas penelope) swimming and standing on flooded marshland on a foggy winter day with a small flock of Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) in the background. Greylake RSPB reserve, Some...
Flock of Wigeon (Anas penelope) and a few Common Teal (Anas crecca) flying overhead in winter, Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, December - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Flock of Wigeon (Anas penelope) and a few Common Teal (Anas crecca) flying overhead in winter, Greylake RSPB reserve, Somerset Levels, UK, December
Seven Juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) in flight, recently released by the Great Crane Project, some with radiotransmitter aerials visible, Somerset, UK, November 2010. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Seven Juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) in flight, recently released by the Great Crane Project, some with radiotransmitter aerials visible, Somerset, UK, November 2010.
Hobby (Falco subbuteo) in flight, Lakenheath RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Hobby (Falco subbuteo) in flight, Lakenheath RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May
An adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) with ducklings, on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / An adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) with ducklings, on a still lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, June
A sub-adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), partially obscured by choppy water on a lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, July - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / A sub-adult female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), partially obscured by choppy water on a lake, Derbyshire, England, UK, July
Two Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings standing up to shake their wings after bathing, Derbyshire, England, UK, June - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Two Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings standing up to shake their wings after bathing, Derbyshire, England, UK, June
Portrait of an adult male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) backlit by evening sunlight, drying its wings, Derbyshire, England, UK, April - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Portrait of an adult male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) backlit by evening sunlight, drying its wings, Derbyshire, England, UK, April
An adult male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) comes in to land, backlit by evening sunlight, Derbyshire, England, UK, March. Did you know? In addition to the colour differences between male and female du... - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / An adult male Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) comes in to land, backlit by evening sunlight, Derbyshire, England, UK, March. Did you know? In addition to the colour differences between male and female du...
Close-up head portrait of a male Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos), Scotland, UK, December 2010 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Close-up head portrait of a male Mallard (Anas Platyrhynchos), Scotland, UK, December 2010
Greylag goose (Anser anser) adult on water, flapping its wings after bathing, backlit, Scotland, UK, May 2010 - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Greylag goose (Anser anser) adult on water, flapping its wings after bathing, backlit, Scotland, UK, May 2010
Gadwall (Anas strepera) female duck stretching wings on  Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Gadwall (Anas strepera) female duck stretching wings on Rutland Water, Rutland, UK, April
Greylag goose (Anser anser), pair on water with goslings, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Greylag goose (Anser anser), pair on water with goslings, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May
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