The male returns to the nest with a reed and both birds go through a greeting ceremony to show their approval
The male hands over the reed to the female
The female adds the reed to the ever growing nest which certainly looks a bit small when both birds are on it
When the reed is in place both birds often preen each others plumage and it is at this time that mating often occurs
I think this Pair of Grey Heron will be worth following especially with their close proximity to the elevated road section near the railway bridge which affords clear views of the nest site so I shall be checking them out again over the weekend.