The reserve is 121 hectares of wetland, woodland, scrub and sandy heath. As well as a visitor centre there are eight hides. I had visited once before, back in 1992 to see a Caspian Tern, there were no visitor facilities back then.
A Snipe showed well in front of two sleeping Teal, four more Snipe were seen later.
A Grey Heron touched down briefly in front of one of the hides. Plenty of the commoner wildfowl were present as was a group of seven Goldeneye, the males at times displaying to the females.
At least five Common Buzzards were seen, but always distant, while a Red Kite flew over at the end of the day. Over fifty bird species seen, including Bullfinch, five butterfly species included three different Brimstones and a Slow Worm was seen crossing one of the nature trails. A really enjoyable day.