A beautifully sunny day for a walk. From Idle my path took me down through Thackley, across the canal and the river to reach the riverside path to Denso Marston. En route I heard the yaffle of the Grren Woodpecker. On the reserve itself I heard chiff chaff and had good sightings of many birds including Mandarin Duck, Moorhen, Blackcap, Goosander, Jay, Wren and especially the Nuthatch. Butterfly sightings included peacock and small tortoiseshell.
See the photos here.