Herons at the nest, Pendeford Mill

Herons at the nest, Pendeford Mill

As I walked around the big pool at Pendeford Mill, I finally realised why I wasn’t seeing any herons on the island. They were indeed present, but at the nest, only occasionally visible when they raised themselves above the parapet of the nest while I had a sight-line through gaps in the trees on the shore and the island.