The scrape is of year round interest, with something interesting to be found most of the time, it is also a great place to get close views of Wigeon, Teal, Little Grebe, Wagtails & Pipits,Little and Ringed Plovers, and for the very privileged Spotted Crake which has been recorded several times.
The Meadows are flooded on a rotational basis, so not all of them are flooded at the same time, these are great refuges and feeding grounds in the Winter for the large wildfowl flocks which include up to 400 Wigeon and 200 Teal, Wood Sandpipers are regular visitors during the Autumn migration.
The scarcer visitors to the floods have included Bewick's Swans, Whooper Swans, Pink footed Geese, Water Pipit, Rock Pipit and Pectoral Sandpiper. Black Tailed Godwits are a regular sight in July, with increasing numbers in latter years. Curlew Sandpipers can also be found on migration, with many still in full summer plumage.
The settlement lagoons are out of bounds to visitors but are viewable from the concrete road which runs adjacent to them, they are an excellent place to find some of the more elusive birds at Marston, as the banks provide a natural barrier between the birds and the observer, Green Sandpipers can be found in considerable numbers in the Autumn feeding around the food rich margins.