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By Milky


Heron

Spotted this fella sitting on the neighbours fence this morning. I dont think he could decide which way to jump as there is a pond on either side of that fence........decisions...decisions........



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So he's back is he?

28 Apr, 2009

 

Great photo Milky,which way did he jump ?

28 Apr, 2009

 

Yes hes back Toto, and a pretty handsome bird to boot. Look at those markings.. Janette, he came down this side of the fence.....Joan has got .....did have bigger fish.......

28 Apr, 2009

 

Thats a lovely photo Milky

28 Apr, 2009

 

Fab. photo Milky :o)

28 Apr, 2009

 

Great shot Milky...who lost out ? Lol

28 Apr, 2009

 

Almost passed this photo by...thinking it was one of the fake statues, lol. Great shot, what a lovley bird.

28 Apr, 2009

 

He's beautiful. Last year I braved going up to one of our local church towers to look down on the heronry below. It was great but I don't cope with enclosed spaces very well and hated going up the narrow spiral staircase!

29 Apr, 2009

 

wow he is a grand looking chap milky,,lovely markings

29 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks all......Joan next door didnt think so when he flew of with one of her fish...............

29 Apr, 2009

 

oh dear i bet she didnt, like jacque i think you are best with netting,

29 Apr, 2009

 

A great picture Milky, you did well to capture it, all I seem to get is a view of one taking off or flying overhead, perhaps I should get a pond!

29 Apr, 2009

 

wow.....Milky what a super photo.fantastic looking bird.gone on to my favourites

29 Apr, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I thought it was plastic when I first saw it ..great picture Milky , it has some lovely markings on it ..

29 Apr, 2009

 

Thanks Sanbaz.Pansy, Deida and Amy.........He certainly was handsome, and I would love to have got one with the fish in his mouth but the camera didnt react quick enough...............or maybe it was me............

29 Apr, 2009

 

You are good with that camera Maureen, I find they are quite shy - looks like you have a cheeky one, lol.

29 Apr, 2009

 

Dawn, its only the fact that it has a brilliant zoom on it ....I was upstairs and this was accross 2 gardens,

29 Apr, 2009

 

Come on then Maureen, spill the beans, what brilliant camera do you have?x

29 Apr, 2009

 

Its nothing flash.Dawn...its a Fuji finepix 12 meg with a 12 X zoom.........I delete far more pics than are useable.....

29 Apr, 2009

 

Well you have some lovely pics Maureen, I need a new camera - I'll have to be nice to John, lol

30 Apr, 2009

 

Ha ha ha Nudge nudge...................go for it Dawn..........Lol

30 Apr, 2009

 

I will try anything, lol.! Watch this space.

30 Apr, 2009

 

Go Girl...............

30 Apr, 2009

 

:-))))

30 Apr, 2009

 

I also thought he was a statue! Great picture.

1 May, 2009

 

He was very real Raquel.................and Huge

1 May, 2009

 

He looks it!

2 May, 2009

 

We have herons flying low over the top of us here as we are on the hilltop. ALthough herons are a bit sneaky about eating from ponds I still like them. We used to have a pond down the road where we lived before and had to net it over because the heron took some of our fish.

3 May, 2009

 

I like them Lindak, and when they fly they are so graceful.....and if they pinch some fish, well, they are only doing what comes naturally..............

3 May, 2009

 

We should learn to live with nature......we are all on the planet together Milky.

4 May, 2009

 

I agree Lindak...........

5 May, 2009

 

Lost over 100 fish in a little over a month to one (or several) of these pesky critters - in a pond that I had always thought was 'heron proof'. The pond now has ONE fish and the ducks and ducklings (currently 13) that have taken it over the last 2 years have decimated the many lilies. Fabulous photo......but it does make me grit my teeth a bit!

5 May, 2009

 

Fab Catch Milky :)

5 May, 2009

 

Thanks Jacque..........Sorry about your fish Tosh............

5 May, 2009

 

Yes me 2 Tosh i feel 4 u as i lost 2 of my own fish afew wks back 2 a Heron Myself & 1 ended up with injuries but shes all well again now :)

5 May, 2009

 

where is my shot-gun

5 May, 2009

 

i am the same.

want to say to you all fish keepers like me GET A £25 PLASTIC HERON and move it about the pond daily and you will not loose another fish.

got this from a guy who had a pond 7ft deep and 25,000 gallons and koi as long as your arm

herons are solitary feeders and will not feed with another heron present.

dave

5 May, 2009

 

With you totally Dave.......but the fake heron is a bit of a sore point in my family unfortunately....I was so incensed at the loss 20 or so fish (which by the way are not in my pond but my mothers - and till recently I tended her garden for her and therefore felt very territorial about the fish) that I purchased ye olde worlde plasticky heron which to my mind looked pretty sharp. If I'd been a heron, I wouldn't have messed with it anyway............but other members of my family thought it looked naff!!!! So we lost all the rest of the fish........'nuff said!

5 May, 2009

 

This is a Beautiful photo of this beautiful Chappie. I have never seen a Heron
in my Garden.............You are so lucky to get a glimpse of one.

But not so lucky for our poor Fish, I have lost a pondful of Koi, in one go.
Still, restocked and now keep net on all year round!

Freesiaperson x

3 Feb, 2010

 

Yes Freesiaperson...thats what we have to do as well Lol

3 Feb, 2010

 

Great pic Milky - well done

6 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks cottageg

7 Mar, 2010



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