On my first visit to the reserve, I saw no birdlife. My second visit made up for it. Soon after entering the reserve the loud screeching of two sulphur-crested cockatoos being chased by four noisy minors through the trees, was hard not to hear, before they landed on the roadside electricity wires, still being harassed by the miners.
At the Poyner Avenue end, there are two small ponds fed by underground drains. They are surrounded by reasonably dense shrubs. From about fifty metres away the sounds of several frogs could be clearly heard, but could not be sighted.
The main area of the reserve is an open grassy forest and is classified as being of significant vegetation. A grassy area is at the south end. This area is rather flat and would be suitable for ball games.
Talking to a long-time local resident, whose property backs onto the reserve, he remarked that the noisy miners lived up to their name. He also related to waking up one morning many years ago to see a camel and an elephant grazing in the reserve. It can be assumed it was a feeding area when a circus was in town. He also said that Kookaburras and ducks occasionally roosted in the trees.
While this reserve has no special attractions it would be a good location to sit on one of the bench seats and watch for birds. It would also be a pleasant walk if you find walking through thick bush on your own a little daunting and perhaps a little claustrophobic.