RSPB Ouse Fen.

By | 30th April 2021

Being local to a number of nature reserves my friend, Brian Reid and I decided to take the short drive to RSPB Ouse Fen in Cambridgeshire.

Where the River Great Ouse spills into the Cambridgeshire Fens, a reedbed is coming to life. Hanson and the RSPB are working together, transforming a working sand and gravel quarry into Ouse Fen Nature reserve.

We arrived at 11.00am and the car park was starting to fill up, so we had to park in the small overfill car park, saying that you can only get a few cars in that one. As this visit was a walking exercise regime with photography in mind it wasn’t long before we spotted photographic opportunities, not on the wildlife but the flora and fauna kind with blossom and teasels.

The trees on this reserve were starting to get some nice spring growth to them and the lakes were absent of water fowl , maybe its the wrong time to go. As of the walk  it wasn’t long  before I got to my 10,000 steps a day, saying that I don’t always complete that.

I noticed as we walked round the sight  the working quarry was evident in the sky line, as we got closer  to take images was made difficult as there was  a tall mound of earth  around it made it impossible to get close to it, never mind I managed to use a medium zoom lens to take an image from further back.

The walk lasted about 2 hours ,I managed to take a few images for this blog, before setting off back to Bedfordshire.