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Old 01-02-2006, 05:55 PM
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Something is eating the fish!

A few days ago I noticed a rather tall bird hanging around by my pond...it has really long skinny legs and it is white/grayish in color. I saw it stick its head in and eat a fish that has been in the pond for years! I never saw it before until now, and I'm wondering if anyone knows what it is and if there is a way to deter it from eating my fish! Thanks in advance
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:11 PM
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I believe you have a Herring(sp?) I live in the middle of the 6th largest city in the country surrounded by a desert and we have those and raccoons that eat the fish. And Javelina and Coyotes too. Its a jungle out there.
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:16 PM
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Yep Im not sure on the spelling but Az Gardener is on the right track I think
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:32 PM
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thanks guys... at least i don't have coyotes
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:46 PM
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i did some more research and i think it's a heron or an egret... thanks for putting me on the right track
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:47 PM
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Im not sure the laws governing that species of bird, but he will keep fishing your pond till its no fish left
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:57 PM
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i know... i'm tempted to let the fish go and keep it clear. fish cost too much money to keep getting eaten by pesky birds! :blob4:
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:15 PM
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Just give them someplace to hide, under plants or rocks. Don't have any lights in the pond on at night unless you are enjoying the fish, no need to give the critters an advantage.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:11 PM
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It is a Blue Heron, and they are protected birds. Now that it knows the ponds there and with dinner floating around good luck trying to get rid of it.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:20 PM
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It is a Blue Heron, and they are protected birds. Now that it knows the ponds there and with dinner floating around good luck trying to get rid of it.
Yup.... here we go.............
This is down the road in the swamp where I live....
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