Scan along the river and reedbeds for a hunting Marsh or Hen Harrier, plus Bearded Tit, Cetti's Warbler, Snipe, Water Rail, Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Stonechat and Reed Bunting. At dusk Barn and Shorteared Owls hunt the rough grass around the lodge. The distant wood sometimes attracts soaring Buzzard, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk.
Check woodland edge for roving tit flocks that often attract Goldcrest, Treecreeper and maybe a wintering Firecrest, Blackcap or Chiffchaff. Tawny Owl, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Marsh Tit and Jay are resident in the wood where Siskin, redpoll and Crossbill are all possible. Woodcock are often flushed from rides. Further views across the marsh from a small hide for wetland birds.
Dingle Hills affords panoramic views across the marshes for wildfowl, waders and raptors. Check heathland scrub for Dartford Warbler, Meadow Pipit, Sky Lark, Stonechat, finches, tits and buntings. A good spot to settle down and scan for roosting winter thrushes, Starlings and corvids.
Scan the pools for wildfowl such as Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Gadwall, White-fronted Geese and wild swans. Grey Heron, Little Egret, Avocet, Lapwing, Redshank, Snipe, Golden Plover and Green Sandpipers often feed here. Another good spot for raptors such as harriers, Peregrine and Merlin. Check out the shingle beach for larks and pipits, plus seabirds such as Gannet, gulls, auks, divers and sea ducks offshore.