Herons on the nest, Pendeford Mill

Heron on the nest, Pendeford Mill

A second visit to Pendeford Mill LNR, a week or so later that when the pictures in yesterday’s post were taken. Herons on their nests high in the trees on the island in the pool. The only signs of occupancy of most nests a head and perhaps shoulders peeping out.

One nest, high in a conifer, where it was just possible to make out the bird standing and shuffling around as it tried to find a more comfortable position to brood. Notice also the markings on the branch below this nest, showing where the occupants leave the nest to go to the toiled.