Rushmere Country Park

Heron Watch is back at the park  - come and view the herons from the deck, meet our Heron Watch volunteers and see live footage from the nests on our atrium screen!

We're delighted to once again provide the opportunity for visitors to see the herons nesting in Heron Valley.

We have binoculars and the telescope for visitors to use. You can see live action from selected nests which are fitted with a camera feeding live images through to our TV screen in the atrium, taking you inside the nest from the first egg to feeding chicks and the first flight! We intend to also live stream some of this footage via our Facebook page.

Our Heron Watch volunteers will be conducting their usual wildlife survey and contributing their observations to our blog of interesting activity.

Our photographic volunteer Alan Jackson took these incredible shots of nesting pairs high up in the nests in previous years:

Heron Watch Resources

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for regular updates with livestream videos and stunning photography of the herons as they make their way from birth to adulthood and leave the nest.

Download our free 21 things to know about Herons to find out more about our annual visitors! You may also find this article written by Dominic Couzens which featured in the 2018 October edition of Bird Watching of interest.

Take a look at our walks and trails at the park

Heron Watch Appeal Help us raise funds to provide equipment to enable us to bring Heron Watch to you digitally so you can still see all the action in the nests! Find out more