Lakenheath Fen is one of the RSPB's success stories. Where once there was arable land, now there is a vast wetland of reedbeds and grazing marshes bursting with life, as well as rich woodlands that come alive with song in spring. Since 1995, 400 hectares of reedbeds, ungrazed fenland and wet grasslands have been planted, giving a wide variety of birds, insects and plants.
About 12 Members of the RSPB Nature Group and Cambridge Camera Club joined together to explore Lakenheath Fen - some arriving early and being rewarded with great images of Kingfisher and Water Rail.
Later in the day, the Kingfisher continued to visit along with a family of Great Crested Grebes and a spectacular Grass Snake gliding through the water
Richard Jefferies from the East Anglia Documentary Group attended and made a video of the day
The insect life was abundant especially the biting species and the fast Damsels and Dragonflies. Only the occasional Hobby was spied, the large flocks of the previous weeks having left for breeding grounds further north