We are new to the group, having only just found the reserve in spite of living in the Brighouse area for many years. On our first visit (1st June, evening) we came across a family of goosanders being panicked by a heron. On the way back to the car park via the canal bank we spotted them making use of an old tyre in the river. Not sure if this is a common roosting spot or just a convenient place to stop off?
We returned twice during the following week but didn't see them in the same place again. It would be nice to know if this is common behaviour or just a chance sighting.
Really impressed with the whole site, the bird feeding area in particular. Many thanks to all those who have helped to create and maintain a local wildlife haven. We look forward to visiting frequently in the future.