Welcome to 2020! Our first free wallpaper download of the year features the River Delph in the Ouse Washes near Welney, taken by Richard Humphrey in January 2013.
The Ouse Washes, also known as The Hundred Foot Washes, is an area of deliberately flooded grassland (washland) lying between the Old and New Bedford Rivers. These rivers are derived from the River Great Ouse, a major tributary of East Anglia's Wash. They were dug in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of a programme to drain The Fens for agriculture. Now, they are a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with a huge range of wetland species, especially birds such as teal, pintail, wigeon, shoveler, pochard and Bewick's swans.
This image was taken by Richard Humphrey in 2013, and was added to the Geograph Project under a Creative Commons licence.
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