KEY POINTS

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1 From the car-park, look along Counter Drain for Goosanders in win­ter, plus other pos­si­ble rarer ducks and grebes.

2 The main path has been the haunt of the famed Bluethroat, but as you walk it scan the pools and mead­ows on either side for wild­fowl and waders, plus Sky Larks singing over­head.

3 The vis­i­tor cen­tre has good views over the mead­ows and some small pools – check for the likes of Snipe here, and it’s

worth climb­ing the bank to get views along the River Glen, too. This can be a good van­tage point to look for rap­tors and Barn Owls.

4 The hides give you your best views of the pools – when scan­ning dis­tant wild­fowl, re­mem­ber to look close in, too, for the likes of Wa­ter Rail and King­fisher.

5 The rail­way bridge is an­other good van­tage point – you get clearer views of some of the pools from here.

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