I paid a quick visit to St Albans on way back from Richmond and delighted to see baby Heron triplets in one of the nests. This seems very early for almost full grown chicks but, apparently, they can lay eggs in early February. Further down, a pair were exchanging a twig very lovingly. There was a brood of 10 tiny ducklings on the lake. Unfortunately one got separated from its mother and was swimming around frantically trying to locate her.