The bird hide was originally built as a temporary structure made of hazel and bamboo to create a simple screen with a bench behind it. This was well used by the local bird-watching community and so the team decided to build a more weatherproof and permanent structure. in 2012 a permanent hide with a roof, benches, hinged windows and interpretation boards was built at the top of the marsh.
The bird hide provides the perfect spot for watching the many species that visit the marshland. Several bird species use the marsh all year round, including mallard, moorhen, water rail and heron. In the winter they are joined by visiting birds such as snipe, teal, gadwall and a range of wading species.
The long-term aims include increasing the size of the reed bed to further protect the wetland from the elements and to ensure that there is standing water all year for breeding water fowl. Plans are to join two smaller pools below the hide, creating one large expanse of water, in an area that is well protected from coastal erosion and with the added benefit of being perfect for visitors to the hide to enjoy.