Monday, September 26, 2011

John's Nemesis

19 comments:

threecollie said...

Wow! I can see where he might not be welcome at your pond, but what a beauty!

froggy said...

I've seen them around our rivers but never at my pond... that I know of!
I've had Great Blue Heron, egret and kingfishers.

I have, on occasion, used a decoy goldfish. Worked great on the kingfisher. He would dive in and get so mad when he could not get the decoy out (anchored to a rock). He'd sit on the roof of the shed and chatter and natter.

Dani said...

ThreeC, it really is a beautiful heron. And not one you see around all that much.

Froggy, BAWAHAHA! We are so doing that!

Erin said...

But wow, he's beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

You know, I hear they taste just like chicken.
(heron not koi)

Anonymous said...

Great, so now i'm not just missing ALL of my fish, but i've got a nifty camera lens shaped hole in the porch screen.

MakingSpace said...

Is there a story behind the nemesis? I'm not familiar with Florida fauna...

Dani said...

Baby, it's more like a big ole slash....

Dani said...

MS, the herons tend to like dining on pond fish. We've gone years with a pond and have never had a problem until this beauty of a heron showed up.

MakingSpace said...

Oooooohhh I seeee - the bird has come for lunch.

Boxer said...

the racoons eat any koi around here, and I'm sorry for John's loss. :-( But that's a really cute bird?

Granny Annie said...

When will nature ever learn it's boundaries? Darn bird thinks he gets to do what comes naturally! Same with coyotes, owls, hawks, possums and racoons around here.

Kelly said...

Sorry about the fish. The heron is pretty and all, but I hope forgets where your pond is now that he has emptied it!

Susan said...

We are a summer vacationing spot for the Great Blue Heron - your gardens & yard look so lovely & so loved xo S

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Oh, no. So sorry to hear your koi became dinner. But you caught a terrific shot of the heron!

sherryocala said...

Dani, you should post pictures of the beautiful koi so the beautiful heron doesn't get all the sympathy, predator that he is. Equal time, you know.

Terry and Linda said...

He is beautiful...but to have him eat all your koi is NOT good!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Big Shamu said...

A perfect sushi buffet for Mister Heron. Can you blame him?

Anonymous said...

Hi Dani,

I was so lucky with my pond. Never lost a fish. Can he somehow tie fishing line above the pond? I see hotels doing that to keep the birds out of the pools. Sorry about John and your loss. I STILL couldn't find any flamingo's this summer. Rat's!

Patti