Feb 19th, 2014
The heron we saw the other day seems to be making a pitch for our pond (or minature loch). There are several small islands in the middle, and it is visiting one of them for an hour or two every morning. When it sees us coming it flies off and returns to stalking down the ditch at the edge of the path looking for frogs. Its wingspan is simply amazing…..
This morning we caught a video of it on the new pond cam, coming in to land like a 747… I have a feeling it is thinking about a nest site on its island. I suppose this would be reasonably safe from foxes and other native predators and I am sure the cats wouldn’t tackle an adult heron (if it has young ones – that would be a different matter.