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My mum has a small pond with a couple of fish, there is a heron that keeps coming and eating the fish! She has covered the pond with mesh but the heron still pinches the fish.

Any ideas how to keep the heron away?

PinkElephant26
8 days ago
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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26
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8 days ago

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This is the culprit 🙄

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sunny101
sunny1018 days ago

A friend tells me that decoys don't work unless you move the dummy around regularly, which is very hard work! Noise makers such as windmills and chimes do work and if you don't mind your garden looking like a party then a bunches of balloons work well too.

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26
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8 days ago

sunny101 thank you, i will let her know! She lives in a village and her garden backs onto a farmers field so theres quite a lot of activity from the farmer but this pesky heron just keeps returning

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap8 days ago

We have lots of colourful ornaments around ours aswell as the mesh and fake herron which gets moved not had problems

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26
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8 days ago

Imnotcheap thank you

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lilyflower
lilyflower8 days ago

PinkElephant26 We used to have a frame over ours in a half-moon shape with green wire netting stretched over about 1.5 ft high, kept unwanteds (kids when small and neighbours cat) out and the small birds had somewhere safe to drink etc. Pond plants grew happily through the netting and it didn't look unsightly. The heron was not amused.

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26
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8 days ago

lilyflower 😆 thank you

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Sugarbabe
Sugarbabe8 days ago

I have a very deep fish pond and a double net covering it. I live in an area where herons are near my home. One day I took the net off to clean the pump and forgot to cover the pond with the net. The heron had caught the biggest goldfish ( about 2 pounds in weight ) and it went on top of my shed and it took 45 minutes to get it down its throat. The heron will always go for the orange fish first as they are easy to find first. Image

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