The heron is one of the most mobile and interactive creature as it runs away when you approach it (unless it is that one heron that just sits there eating a fish on July 28th (day 7) in which case thats the best day to collect most of the info on the dumb heron.

The heron is not dumb >::((

yes it is it has no purpose in the overal narrative.

YOU NEed EM FOr DAta ColleCTion YOu NOB

oh right okay well you need it for data collection to see how the population of the loss of fish affects other species (originally they grow in population because of an easy access to food, but then decrease cause they have no food to eat lol).

The heron deserves to be bullied