Help! Many dead birds in my pond!


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I have no answers cuz I found 12 YES 12 of the same kind and bout same size birds dead in pond today and they were not there 5 days ago.
We just moved here 4 months ago pond has NOT been used or cleaned w chemicals just sweep out past seasons debrey. I believe these birds do have few nest in the gutter of my car port with lil ones in them I can see them they are big enough to start learning to fly ( cuz they are) the pond sits about 8 ft away from where the nest are. We DON'T have a cat or any neighbors with beebee guns and our yard in fenced all around.
Any opinions you all have n can share on cause of 12 birds dead in the pond would be appreciated instead the one going through mine since I found them , that they all just fell from the sky like some kind of Omen or Curse. Cuz it's what it looks like.
Thanks!
Tracy...
Hey there, @Justracy Why not start a new thread and tell us the specifics of your problem. Yes, I know you gave us info here, but your situation might be different and specific to your pond and /or location. Since this is an established thread, people are going to be less likely to see yours, mixed in with other responses! Pictures often help, as well. Tell us a little about your pond, etc., and welcome to our forum!
 
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I have no answers cuz I found 12 YES 12 of the same kind and bout same size birds dead in pond today and they were not there 5 days ago.
We just moved here 4 months ago pond has NOT been used or cleaned w chemicals just sweep out past seasons debrey. I believe these birds do have few nest in the gutter of my car port with lil ones in them I can see them they are big enough to start learning to fly ( cuz they are) the pond sits about 8 ft away from where the nest are. We DON'T have a cat or any neighbors with beebee guns and our yard in fenced all around.
Any opinions you all have n can share on cause of 12 birds dead in the pond would be appreciated instead the one going through mine since I found them , that they all just fell from the sky like some kind of Omen or Curse. Cuz it's what it looks like.
Thanks!
Tracy...

Is there any obvious way for them to get out once they are in the water? Song birds can drown pretty quickly once they are all the way in so need a close and obvious exit. I've got a little depression in my bog gravel above my water fall that is about 1 inch deep and 6 inches diameter and attracts all the birds to that specific spot for a safe place to drink and bathe, can you set something like that up in your pond area so they aren't attracted to the main water body?
 

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I have no clue, that is just plain crazy!
 
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this feels like the twilight zone edition thread of GPF...it just keeps haunting its way back...
 
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Came here to ask this question, but it's only one bird. I came out this morning to find a little sparrow lying dead and soaking wet on the slab next to my pond. There was a hole in the netting I have over the pond so I'm guessing he has pecked his way through it, fell in, managed to get out but then still drowned on the side? Really upsetting, the wee soul. I've stitched up the hole with plastic wire and secured it but I don't want it to happen again.
 

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I once had a dead opossum in my backyard pond.
It was terrible.
I think the poor thing wasn't well and fell in.

We saw an opossum the night before acting weird on our front walkway. It must have been the same one. He was walking back and forth, all around and in circles. Really weird.
 
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Even though this is an ancient thread my money is on that the birds though there was an area that they could bathe in . The went to land in the water thinking it was shallow and it was not . they landed in water deeper than they could stand in and that's when they drowned
 
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Got any big bullfrogs around? We had this guy/gal in our pond one year and he took down a couple of birds a day. I guess he never figured out that he couldn't swallow them, so he kept catching, killing, and spitting them out.
Mr. Bigg.JPG
 
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I have a very small preformed garden pond (about 90 gallons) with a small waterfall/fountain. No fish or any plantlife in the water. I do have some perennial hostas planted up around the waterfall area. The pond is surrounded by slate rock.
I am almost ready to throw in the towel on this pond after 5 years and heres why......
I am getting several dead birds a day in my pond! I have no idea how this is happening and this is not the first season this has happened. Last year was the same, just not to this extent. I have had aprrox. 6-7 dead birds in the last week that I have taken out of my little pond. There are no windows around this area of my yard so thats not it, and they are all different types of birds.
Does anyone have any suggestions before i just fill the whole pond in with dirt and call it quits? This is no fun and is certainly not beautiful to look at! And I dont want to kill all of these birds that I love to watch......
Hi I have a small pond too and I had the same thing. I rebuilt my waterfalls so the birds had more ledges to stand on.
 
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