1 It is best to park in Castledykes Road and take the minor road, passing through some old concrete gate posts off the A711. Head along the track towards the Isle. Check for garden birds and farmland birds as you come towards Manxman’s Bay.
2 A falling or rising tide is best for this walk, with plenty of mud on offer and channels for feeding waders, ducks and herons.
3 Mixed broad-leaved and conifer trees can offer a mixed package of woodland birds, anything from woodpeckers to Crossbills. Look back out into the bay for feeding waders which may be there.
4 A small island has mainly broadleaved trees on it with a channel offering more feeding for waders. Carry on along the track towards the river.
5 The River Dee’s deeper channel offers the possibility of diving ducks and grebes. Listen out for Goldcrest in the trees, along with a mix of warblers using the woodland and scrub.