The woodlands support a varied range of wildlife including many birds. Nuthatch, goldcrease and tree creeper are just a few of the birds you should find while walking through the woods. Spring is always a good time for watching the migrant species present. In the summer unimproved meadows are well worth a visit: ox eye daisies, marsh orchids and yarrow make for a beautiful floral display.
When the water level is lowered in the late summer it is worth looking out for birds returning south after breeding, especially wading birds. It's important for migrating birds like green sandpiper and common sandpiper to fuel up for their long journeys to their wintering grounds. These birds will feed on small crustaceans and worms in the mud at the edge of the reservoir.