On Thurs 16 April I went to Gatton Park Heronry. This island heronry is the largest in the Sout East. Glyn Sherratt, the warden, kindly let us in. The Park is home to a school and is only open to the public on the first Sunday in the month. Unfortunately, on the day of my visit the weather was pretty appalling - rain and overcast, very poor light. Here is a shot of one of the nests showing an adult and three chicks who are already nearly as big as their parents. I have never seen heron chicks before. Many thanks indeed to Glyn for his kind hospitality.
Heron and chicks, Gatton Park.