As you enter the wet woodland boardwalk you are immersed into a new habitat, listen for singing birds both in the trees and from the sedges at the lake edge. In the summer a chorus of willow warblers, sedge warblers along with the common woodland birds will greet you, in the winter listen for the robin, wren and blackbird warning of your advance.
When you emerge from the boardwalk you are standing on the edge of the main road onto Inch Island, keep going right. As you walk along the Inch embankment you will encounter some of the more social birds, the birds here have become accustomed to humans and are willing to let you see them up close. Have a look further out and you will see a rich variety of diving ducks, coots and grebes.