- May 8, 2021
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We had 11 goldfish at the end of winter this year, and right after Ice melted at the beginning of March, all the fish had survived the freeze and then a heron shows up. He got 5 the first day. Came back another time when I didn't notice and got 3 more. I had 3 left when I was planning to expand our pond a little and add a few koi. Once I expanded it, and recycled the pond and added the 3 back, I saw him again!! He got one more fish. I tried a decoy heron, but that did absolutely nothing. I then got a motion activated sprinkler, and that seems to have done the trick. I heard it go off several times for a few mornings here and there as I was waking up, just to look outside in time to see him flying away with no fish. I haven't seen him in over 2 weeks now so I've decided to go ahead and add koi and a few more gold fish. Hopefully he knows he can't snack here anymore! However, the 2 original goldfish I have left are still spooked most of the time... sometimes it spooks the koi too just because of the way the goldfish act. They seem to be getting better... I hope... they weren't always this scared...