In recent years the following notable species have bred on the reserve :
The first time breeding occurred on the Reserve was in 1999 – a new breeding record for the county.
Often about 60 pairs – many of them use the protected islands and floating platforms provided in Lagoons I and II. The low fencing around the islands provides protection from one of the main predators – Coots!
A peak of 65 Nests in 1999
Breeding on the reserve for the last four years
Redshank and Oystercatcher
Little Ringed Plover
Chicks often visible from the visitor Centre
In 2000 the first recorded breeding for over 10 years took place
Pochard, Gadwall and Tufted Duck
Usually at least four singing males
Regularly use nest boxes
One pair raised 2 broods in the man-made bank in 2000
Increasing numbers use the new artificial bank
Up to 17 nests in the mature trees near the Fish Ponds
Breeding suspected or proved most years