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The Fens of Cambridgeshire and East Anglia were the destination for one of 2020VISIONs two main wetland iWitness assignments, undertaken by Chris Gomersall, Andrew Parkinson, David Tipling and Terry Whittaker.



The Fens are an area of low-lying, mainly agricultural land in the eastern central England, where several projects are underway to reconnect and restore this important wetland habitat, 99% of which has been lost to drainage and agriculture since 1600. The principal locations of this iWitness Assignment include the Great Fen project, Wicken Fen, Needingworth RSPB reserve, the Nene Washes (all Cambridgeshire) and Lakenheath RSPB reserve (Suffolk)


Restoration of the wild fen landscape will help protect from flooding, create jobs and tourism, provide local community
Wicken Fen landscape, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Wicken Fen landscape, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Wicken Fen landscape, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Wicken Fen landscape, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Reed beds (Phragmites sp), Joist Fen at sunset, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Reed beds (Phragmites sp), Joist Fen at sunset, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May
Reedbed and fen at dawn, Woodwalton Fen NNR, Cambridgeshire, UK, March 2011 - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Reedbed and fen at dawn, Woodwalton Fen NNR, Cambridgeshire, UK, March 2011
Modern wind pump for pumping water onto Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Modern wind pump for pumping water onto Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Wicken Lode (waterway), Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Wicken Lode (waterway), Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Modern wind pump for pumping water onto Wicken Fen, Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) flwoering in the foreground, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Modern wind pump for pumping water onto Wicken Fen, Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) flwoering in the foreground, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Reed beds on Joist Fen at sunset, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, April 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Reed beds on Joist Fen at sunset, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, April 2011
Reedbeds (Phragmites australis) at sunrise, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Reedbeds (Phragmites australis) at sunrise, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May
People birdwatching from Joist Fen viewpoint, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / People birdwatching from Joist Fen viewpoint, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May 2011
Konik horse (Equus caballus) young colt, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011. Grazing Warden Carol Laidlaw and Volunteer Maddy Downes conduct a daily behavioural study of the konik herd. Model R... - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) young colt, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011. Grazing Warden Carol Laidlaw and Volunteer Maddy Downes conduct a daily behavioural study of the konik herd. Model R...
Konik horse (Equus caballus) wild herd in rewilding project, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) wild herd in rewilding project, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Highland cattle (Bos taurus) Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011. Volunteer Maddy Downes who looks after Wicken Fen's Konik horses and Highland cattle being interviewed for 2020VISION by camerma... - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Highland cattle (Bos taurus) Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011. Volunteer Maddy Downes who looks after Wicken Fen's Konik horses and Highland cattle being interviewed for 2020VISION by camerma...
Konik horse (Equus caballus) on marshland at Hickling Broad Wildlife Trust reserve, Norfolk, UK, March 2011 - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) on marshland at Hickling Broad Wildlife Trust reserve, Norfolk, UK, March 2011
Konik horse (Equus caballus) herd grazing with two stallions interacting, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) herd grazing with two stallions interacting, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Konik horse (Equus caballus) stallion and juvenile on Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) stallion and juvenile on Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Konik horse (Equus caballus) two stallions fighting, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) two stallions fighting, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June
Konik horse (Equus caballus) foal scratching its leg, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) foal scratching its leg, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June
Konik horse (Equus caballus) grazing, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) grazing, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June
Konik horse (Equus caballus) trotting, wild herd in rewilding project, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Konik horse (Equus caballus) trotting, wild herd in rewilding project, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
Highland cattle (Bos taurus) and Konik horses (Equus caballus) grazing on Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Highland cattle (Bos taurus) and Konik horses (Equus caballus) grazing on Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, a rare visitor to Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, a rare visitor to Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May 2011
Herd of Red deer (Cervus elephas) hinds on marshes near Hickling Broad, Norfolk, UK, March 2011 - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Herd of Red deer (Cervus elephas) hinds on marshes near Hickling Broad, Norfolk, UK, March 2011
White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, a rare visitor to Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May 2011 - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in flight, a rare visitor to Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May 2011
Reedbeds at dawn with Coot (Fulica atra) in mist, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May. 2020VISION Book Plate. - 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. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Flock of Common cranes (Grus grus) feeding in potato field near Hickling Broad, Norfolk, UK, March 2011 - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Flock of Common cranes (Grus grus) feeding in potato field near Hickling Broad, Norfolk, UK, March 2011
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
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
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
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
Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) adult male in flight over reedbed at Woodwalton Fen NNR, Cambridgeshire, UK, March. - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) adult male in flight over reedbed at Woodwalton Fen NNR, Cambridgeshire, UK, March.
Pair of sibling Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) chicks in nest after heavy rain. Sculthorpe Nature Reserve, Norfolk, UK, July 2010. Did you know? Although marsh harriers hunt rodents, their main pr... - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Pair of sibling Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) chicks in nest after heavy rain. Sculthorpe Nature Reserve, Norfolk, UK, July 2010. Did you know? Although marsh harriers hunt rodents, their main pr...
Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) three sub-adult siblings squabbling in flight in the last rays of evening sunlight, Norfolk, UK, August - Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION
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Andrew Parkinson / 2020VISION / Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) three sub-adult siblings squabbling in flight in the last rays of evening sunlight, Norfolk, UK, August
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in flight with rodent prey,  Lakenheath, The Fens, Suffolk, UK, May - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in flight with rodent prey, Lakenheath, The Fens, Suffolk, UK, May
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 12 day chick in Reed Warbler nest (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), Fenland, Norfolk, UK, May - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 12 day chick in Reed Warbler nest (Acrocephalus scirpaceus), Fenland, Norfolk, UK, May
Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) pair at nest feeding 12 day Cuckoo chick (Cuculus canorus), Fenland, Norfolk, UK, May - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) pair at nest feeding 12 day Cuckoo chick (Cuculus canorus), Fenland, Norfolk, UK, May
Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) feeding 12 day chick of European cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) in its nest, East Anglian Fens, Norfolk, May. 2020VISION Book Plate. - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) feeding 12 day chick of European cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) in its nest, East Anglian Fens, Norfolk, May. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia) singing in wetland scrub, Ouse Valley, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, April - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia) singing in wetland scrub, Ouse Valley, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, April
Grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia) singing in wetland scrub, Ouse Valley, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, April - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Grasshopper warbler (Locustella naevia) singing in wetland scrub, Ouse Valley, Cambridgeshire, England, UK, April
Sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) adult perched, singing in reedbed, Norfolk, UK, May - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) adult perched, singing in reedbed, Norfolk, UK, May
Garden warbler (Sylvia borin) adult perched in hawthorn tree, singing, Paxton Pit reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, April - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Garden warbler (Sylvia borin) adult perched in hawthorn tree, singing, Paxton Pit reserve, Cambridgeshire, UK, April
Common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) adult perched, singing, Cambridgeshire, UK, April - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) adult perched, singing, Cambridgeshire, UK, April
Reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) male on reed stem, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Reed bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) male on reed stem, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May
Grass snake (Natrix natrix) swimming through water, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Grass snake (Natrix natrix) swimming through water, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June
Waterlilies and aquatic weeds, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Waterlilies and aquatic weeds, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June
Red admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) on Hawkweed flowers, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Red admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) on Hawkweed flowers, Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, Suffolk, UK, May
Bee visiting flower of Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) on managed grassland, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Bee visiting flower of Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) on managed grassland, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June
Common Roach (Rutilus rutilus) near water's surface, Wicken Lode, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Common Roach (Rutilus rutilus) near water's surface, Wicken Lode, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June
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