1The sandy beach often attracts passerines along the tideline such as Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Linnet, Starling and the occasional Snow Bunting. Check the foreshore for waders at low tide, typically Curlew, Oystercatcher, Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot, Sanderling and Dunlin, plus the sea defence blocks for Turnstone, Black Redstart and Rock Pipit. At high tide, Great Crested Grebe, Common Scoter and Red-throated Divers can be seen on the sea.
2Check sheep pasture for flocks of Common and Black-headed Gulls, Wigeon, Curlew, Lapwing and Golden Plover, plus the occasional Ruff and Redshank. Arable land sometimes attracts feral geese and swans, but also White-fronted Geese and Bewick’s Swans on occasions. Look for birds along the sewers such as Little Egret, Grey Heron, Water Rail, Snipe, Kingfisher, finches, Reed Bunting and Meadow Pipit. A good spot for hunting Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Merlin, Kestrel and Barn Owl at dusk.
3The lakes beside the cycle track are good for wintering wildfowl, grebes and gulls. The grazing fields attract flocks of Lapwings and Golden Plovers, Redshank, Ringed Plover, winter thrushes, finches and feral geese.
4The horse paddocks attract flocks of Redwing and Fieldfare along with Mistle Thrush, Stock Dove, Corn and Reed Buntings. Check the patches of scrub for Stonechat, Linnet, Goldfinch and Tree Sparrow. Little Owl are resident in the stables while Short-eared Owl are often seen in the afternoon.