The survey comprised walking around the perimeter of a large lagoon and associated habitats, to record all evidence of breeding birds. The site comprised a large lagoon with dense willow carr and reedbeds associated with riparian habitat. A total of seventy species were recorded within the survey area and its immediate vicinity, of which thirty-two were breeding and fifteen were possible breeders. Notable species included; turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur), Cetti’s warbler (Cettia cetti), jack snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) and cuckoo (Cuculus canorus). Due to access limitations surrounding the internal areas of the large lagoon, it is likely a higher proportion of the scrub species were recorded compared to water birds. It is advised that any future survey of the site be undertaken using a small unpowered boat.
The location of each breeding bird territory was recorded using a GPS enabled device, this data was then fed into QGIS, where territory maps of all red listed Species of Conservation Concern was created.