Herons can be seen all year round especially close to water. They are often seen standing in shallow water where they will stand very still waiting for fish, frogs or other prey. They will also come into a garden to look for food and into fields after harvest when they are looking for small rodents.
During the breeding season, February to April, they gather in trees to nest, forming what are called heronries. A single tree can contain up to 10 nests.
The living landscapes of the Bure Valley
and Upper Thurne
are good places to look for herons including NWT reserves at Hickling Broad