Heron netting 101


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Mine has been up for two summers, no bird has been tangled in it. We have hawks, owls, falcons, herons, tons of song birds and a occasional eagle. The netting is too wide to trap small birds. I watched the heron attempt to fish from my pond for a full summer, it came just about every day. It never fly's right into the pond, it always stalked up slowly to the edge of the pond, usually taking around 15 minutes if not longer. Once the net was up, they fly over almost every day, none have landed, for two summers now.
 
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I'm going to have to tackle this project this year as my current netting sucks. What are ya'll using for posts? I want to use something that isn't to unatractive.
 
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I use garden flag holders which stand about 18" high. I only keep a net on through the spring until the pond cover fills in.

Edit: I e-mailed the company everyone raves about and didn't get a response. I ended up with a 2" spacing bird net from Amazon instead.
 

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My ponds are raised. I have been using the green metal t-posts to hold my netting. Right now I'm building pvc frames to go over the ponds so I can use window screen to keep out small debris and then plastic in the winter. Definitely not natural looking.
 
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Just had a thought. Maybe a pergola over the pond and attach netting to it? Trying to envisio if it would look good over my pond. What do y'all think?
Pic of my pond and a pergola pic.
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That would look wonderful @gliebig ! Think you will still have to use netting tho as Mr Heron will walk right in. You wouldn't need it over the top tho. Maybe a fence,screen or something around the posts?
 

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