Some of the birds that live in and near the wetland are water-specialists. Some of the water birds you can see are simply passing-through on their migratory passage from one part of the globe to another. Others come there to breed, while some live there all year round.
Little Grebes (see photo) can be found on almost any small wetland in Ireland where they winter and breed. It is such a pleasure to sit and watch this dumpy little bird swimming about on the water or in & out between the reeds and to hear their wit-wit call as they busily move about.