With it's wide wing span, slow demeanor and it's prehistoric characteristics, this bird is hard to miss. Or it's just literally hiding in plain sight.
Help: My pond fish just disappeared!
Blue Heron Activity:
The most effective protection for your pond is netting, but how many of us really want to have a net on their pond all the time? Be aware that there are many types of predator control: heron decoys, motion detector deterrents, building fish caves and tunnels for your fish to hide, let your dog out to pee more...etc! It is our recommendation to use multiple defenses since there is not one single best defense.
Herons will wait YOU have left before swooping down for their prey. The worst part about heron is that they can clean out an entire pond in one day before you get home from work by swallowing any fish they can get into their mouths. A tragic reality is that a blue heron will spear larger pond fish in the area behind their head and flip them out of the pond before realizing the fish is too big to swallow---leaving them there to die along side the pond.
Signs of Blue Heron
So What Now?
For more specific information on your Lebanon County Koi Pond or Waterfall, please contact us directly!
Dreamscapes also carries a full line of pond supplies from water treatments and fish medications to pond pumps, heaters, fountains, plants and fish! Tadpoles and snails are also available at our Aquatic Retail Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania seasonally while supplies last from May-August. If you think you need it, we have it!
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