The Heron are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds and they are the largest birds that we most of us will ever see in our garden. Despite their size they are surprisingly light.
When nesting the Heron is a sociable bird and they usually choose to nest in long established heronries. The nest will be used by the same birds for many years. Eggs are laid anytime between December and June, typically 3-5 eggs, with the incubation period lasting 23-28 days.