I recently reported that herons appeared to be becoming less disturbed by the passage of boats. Many thanks to Heather from Taketezy who contacted me to report that some herons are not only getting less disturbed but getting downright cheeky. They have some pictures on their blog of a heron that visited their boat regularly last year when they were moored up on the Rufford Arm of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

Also both NB Gypsyrover and NB Epithany also report a very bold heron at Springwell Lock on the Grand Union.