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Heron on the Nest

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Wilden Marsh Heronry on 16th April 2018

For weeks now I’ve struggled to come up with a definite number of breeding heron pairs’ nests at the heronry. I’ve looked at the heronry from all possible directions along the eastern bank of the River Stour, and from high … Continue reading

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Preening Chicks at Wilden Marsh Heronry

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Heron Flying Through Hoo Wood

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Spotting Heron on the Ground

More often than not, herons are seen on the ground in open areas, but only because they are extremely difficult to see in thick undergrowth. The best way to spot herons in dense undergrowth is to scan small areas with your … Continue reading

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Heron Scout

Herons like to see what is happening around them. This one is on sentry duty in the highest tree overlooking the heronry. If anything unusual is seen or heard, the sentry is despatched to investigate and report.  

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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 … Continue reading

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