Thought you might be interested to see what Ham Wall looks like from the air.
Photo: RSPB Images
The islands close to the centre of the picture are what you can see in front of the first platform and the bottom right corner are the Walton's islands. You also make out the railway path leading through the reserve. Not all the reserve is pictured but this gives you a sense of what it actually looks like.
The islands and channels provide plenty of edge habitat. These along with some secluded pools are great feeding areas for birds such as the Bittern. Aerial photos looking directly down (like google earth) are used by us to plot out the reed cutting and other management we undertake each year and helps us build a more accurate picture of what we are doing. They are also useful to us and contractors working in the reedbed to find access points and see any potential dangers eg ditches & pools.