The following tales are quite common here: Somewhere deep inside Kopački rit, a fledgeling grey heron is cautiously waiting for its mother to bring some food. It watches around curiously and looks out for any suspicious move or sound which might disturb the idyll. The nest rests in a willow bush and the young bird is going to be perched there until it becomes feathered and flies away with its parents in search for food around the swamp. Grey herons also nest in high oak trees and very rarely in reeds. The colony of these birds in Kopački rit currently has about 1,000 pairs while there are 3,000 pairs in entire Croatia. Can it be better?