Sounds: Fowlmere inflow

Just the other side of the path from the tall pipe arch, located near the watercress beds at RSPB Fowlmere, the water gushes into the reserve water system. When it is running, the inflow can be heard from some distance, pulsing and pumping like a great arterial organ, low bass…

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Sounds: Fowlmere pipes

Standing tall in the willow carr at the southern end of the RSPB’s Fowlmere reserve, an iron black water pipe stands like a huge tubular staple, melting into the shadows. The manhole cover below the great arch glows with the vibrant green of the damp moss that clings to the…

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A return to Fowlmere

The Cambridgeshire Girls League football fixture list saw me in Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire on Saturday morning, so after the game I had the opportunity to drop in for a few hours to the RSPB Fowlmere reserve.A gentle stroll took in a couple of hides and produced the following bird list and…

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A visit to RSPB Fowlmere

A few days into my recent two week holiday I decided to make a late afternoon visit to RSPB Fowlmere. The weather was not promising. Rain threatened and the sky was heavy with cloud but that aside the reserve was as beautiful as ever. Crouching in the farmland in South…

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