My husband patiently followed me tonight while I continued to search for a heron nest. We saw more herons in the trees than we did on the water. The one pictured above looked like a dead branch, while the one below stood out on the open on one leg. I love the curl in his head. We looked up in every group of large trees along 3 kilometers of the river and saw no nests. I have read that there is a large heron rookery near Paris, Ontario, which is at least 50 km downstream on the Grand River. There have to be more nesting areas on the watershed.