I’m quietly confident
Scanning the heronry from Hoo Wood through binoculars this morning, I counted 7 male herons that had claimed or reclaimed old nests. There were 3 females there too, and others herons hidden behind trees that were blocking my view – I could see heads.
Now that the island has been cleared, the herons might like being able to see more of the area around the heronry; perhaps they feel more secure, and fishing might now be easier. Time will tell!