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 up on Hoo Wood ridge, and I have tried photographing the individual nests. The final figure I’ve settled on is twenty occupied nests. The trees are greening up to the point where… Read More
The heron chicks are growing fast. The heronry is greening up very quickly, too, and soon I won’t be able to see them at all apart from high up on Hoo Wood ridge. I’m filming the herons from a distance of 150 metres today. I can get closer, but it’s difficult to get a clear view and it’s very wet and boggy around the heronry. They herons also fly away when I… Read More
Shame I forgot to switch the sound on!
My day didn’t start well. I managed to drive off the Lagoon Field hard access track into the mire, ending up to the axles in gloopy mud. My son was kind enough to give up some of his free time to tow me out! As I would be 140 metres from my target heron family nest, I wanted to be in place early before heat haze became a problem; so, I was… Read More