Wisbech sewage farm in Cambridgeshire was operational from 1871-1985 and was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1978. It was famous for the number and variety of birds it attracted, particularly waders.
A Farm in the Marsh, written by local birdwatcher and artist John Moyes, presents an account of the site's ornithological history, focusing on the author’s observations there, which stretch from 1954 until the farm’s demise in 1985. It comprises a series of historical maps, an introduction to the site, a systematic bird list, a series of annual count tables and annual reviews, and an appendix of cuttings and correspondence. The book is enriched with numerous sketches and paintings made by the author.