Margrove Ponds are made up of a large shallow lake fringed by reedbeds, reed swamp and small patches of scrub. Because of this it is the birds that provide the biggest attraction, and a total of 130 species have been recorded to date. What species can been seen is dependent on the water levels which varies with the season. Summer sees the arrival of Sedge Warblers, Swifts, Swallows and sometimes Lesser Whitethroat, while water birds such as Tufted Duck, Coot, Mute Swan and Little Grebe can be seen through out the year. Also of interest is the small pond at the western end of the site where Great Crested Newts breed, and a variety of aquatic invertebrates can be seen from the dipping platform.