The area consists of a large water mass, an old sand extraction area, which is still connected to the Lek river. It is surrounded with lush vegetation and several agricultural fields. Especially in winter, the water is great for many species of waterbird, like Common Goldeneye, Goosander and Smew. Rare waterbirds, like Velvet Scoter and Red-throated Diver have been seen here too. The shores are great for Common Kingfisher and Little Grebe. During the breeding season, large flocks of Sand Martin can been seen foraging above the basin.
The lush vegetation surrounding the water basin, consisting of small trees and bushes, are great for many species of songbird during spring. Common species are Greater Whitethroat, European Stonechat and Tree Sparrow. During spring migration, the area is great for Ring Ouzel and Whinchat. Also, keep a look out above the river, because during migration Osprey tend to pass you by.
The area is easy accessable by a dirt road going all along the water basin, starting from the main road. You can park your car near the main road (see map). Sometimes, several gates on the dirt road are closed. You can climb over them to continue your way.