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@addy1 darn sneaky little brat fits through the net holes. How do you stop him or do you even worry about it?
 
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Most of the time, yes. Photography is my biggest hobby, so if I go out to explore my pond and native gardens, I almost always grab my camera. Especially this time of year, because there's always something going on. I've got an explosion of blooms happening, so my yard has been filled with life the last few weeks.
You sound like me. If I go down to the yard & pond without my camera in tow I feel rather naked. :LOL:
 

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@addy1 darn sneaky little brat fits through the net holes. How do you stop him or do you even worry about it?
I am not really worried about this one. It is a small heron, only fishes from the edge, might get a few small fry. The great blue is a greater threat.
 
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I know this is an older thread but here are my favorite visitors-they come generation after generation! The photos do not do them justice-the blue one is stripped with the most beautiful shade of blue and black.

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I always get the blue ones ( my favorites ) or red............are there any other colors? I love the last shot!!
 

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Earlier today, I had 9 butterflies of 8 different species in the native garden. That's the record for most butterfly species in my garden at once! I had an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, a Monarch, a Summer Azure, a Cabbage White, a Painted Lady, an American Lady, a Red Admiral, and two Red-spotted Purples. I photographed a few.

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Oh, and while I was taking that last photo, I had a visitor fly up by me. I was too close to get a photo, so I started filming.
 

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So tiny and cute! I know the tree frogs lay eggs in the pond, but I never see the tiny ones leave. They are loud!
 

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Cute little stinkpot and I didn't know they ate other critters. Thought they just ate bugs and vegetation. I read they eat fish too,yikes!
 
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Amen to the camera by your side as i had mine today but i still missed. a great shot of a coopers hawk that came flying in to the pond area and got trapped by the netting . very cool very close as he hovered for a few seconds not knowing what way to go. i was in awe watching him by the time i grabbed the camera he was up in a tree. none the less a sight to watch so close. My question is was it just flying through ? did it see a mouse or a chip monk , or was a frog on his mind or possibly a koi ? hmmmmmm
 

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