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RE: birds

Our pond is deep with straight sides as well.  Also, the shrubbery
around it makes it hard for large birds to land there.  We haven't lost
any fish to herons or raccoons.

Long Island, NY
Zone 7

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of cathy carpenter
Sent: Sunday, February 23, 2003 8:38 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] birds

One of the advantages of having a large farm pond next to us - the 
herons always go for the big one, not our koi pond! Did have a couple 
mallards land in it once, but they flew off the minute they saw the cat 
go into full stalk mode. In any event, our koi pond is designed like 
yours, Donna, relatively straight sided and deep.

On Sunday, February 23, 2003, at 05:25 PM, Donna wrote:

> I can always tell when the birds- (heron and egrets here)- have been
> around. Have to really yell for the fish to come. I have since stopped
> hand feeding them and now throw the food to the center of the pond. My
> pond was designed for the birds- or should I say lack of.... deep
> so they don't go in, just attack my fish from the edge. I also have
> neighborhood kids on heron alert... if you see one by my pond, throw
> something at it :) the three birds that visit here are not easily
> spooked, takes me yelling 2 ft away from them before they even think
> about leaving :( They give me this look, like what is your problem
> lady....
> Donna

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