i havent seen the "goldfish"
yet ,my old employer had a wonderfull pond with koi and orfe and we had trouble with our "local" heron ,plastic herons failed and as the pond had a planting ledge wires were useless (he? could fly over the trip wire and land on the ledge) the best thing we found that worked (we used the owl to no effect) was a plastic black cat with very large eyes this moved every couple of days seemed to deter the bird .
remember though that herons are a pest because you keep or fish for fish ,if they were a pest in reality
as they have been about for millions of years then if they were a menace and fish gobbler there would be no fish occuring in nature , they come to your pond as its the bird equivelent of our fast food stores ,we use them can we blame herons for using theirs. if we leave a bike unlocked in a street who do we blame when its knicked ,the same applies to a pond , dont shoot ......deter
on the bright side there probably only 1 heron if it was corms your pond would be a hole filled with water and nothing else
the useless plastic heron we gave to our pet male goose as a "wife" he used to get VERY annoyed if you approached it
[ 15. January 2003, 09:37 PM: Message edited by: chesters1 ]
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