Cross the road bridge from the car park and explore the woodland pool. Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Coot and Moorhen should be present together with Canada Geese and a few Greylag Geese. Gulls may include Herring and Common Gulls. Grey and Pied Wagtails feed on muddy woodland margins while Kingfishers are also seen.
The feeding station gives great views of Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Chaffinch and Greenfinch, together with a chance of Siskin, redpoll and Bullfinch. Song and Mistle Thrushes are also present.
Follow the canal towards Alrewas. A mild day by late January/february and you will hear the air filled with Sky Lark song, which are very common in the area. Linnets, Meadow Pipits, Redwing and Fieldfares may also be present. If visiting late in the day there may be a chance of Barn Owl hunting the fields.
Any flooded fields may hold Lapwing, with a chance of Golden Plover. Curlews and Oystercatchers may be present in early spring.
Roadside fields on the approach roads are good for Green Woodpeckers and Pheasant and a chance of a Yellow Wagtail or two as spring progresses. Sparrowhawks, Kestrels and Buzzards are common in the general area.