Do you own a pond? If so is it protected?
We have two ponds, one at work and one at my parents house. We have had them for years and never had an issue until recently. Within the past two years there has been a crane (or egret) stalking the fish and actually got away with a couple of them last year. So we put a fence around the pond to save the fish! And it has been working well.....until last night!! The crane was back and this time he went for another fish. As he was flying away his foot got caught in the fence and he landed and dropped the fish. He took back off so I assume he is fine, but it is still a little concerning. I don't want to hurt the birds, but I don't the birds hurting my koi!!
Anyone else battling or have battled the same thing? Any advice or suggestions? We tried putting dummy owls and cranes out there, but I think the birds are laughing at our attempts. Any help would be MUCH appreciated.
Thanks and happy holidays!