WELL Mr Heron came back!


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Weapons at the ready, doing my strength building exercises,drinking my flax slime and hey @brokensword you better watch out for @addy1 's war tractor too and @Dimelius you have now put yourself in harm's way attached to the teensy sword guy so better pick up some cheap armor for protection.

Wouldn't want you to be too protected now would I?
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utoh better get out the camouflage cover, paint it from bright orange to something else!
 
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utoh better get out the camouflage cover, paint it from bright orange to something else!
and THAT'S why the wife should ALWAYS be involved with BIG anniversary presents, hey???:D



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and THAT'S why the wife should ALWAYS be involved with BIG anniversary presents, hey???:D



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yep he was looking for a used tractor, then we stopped in the kubota shop and bought new. He didn't want to chance that I could get harmed on one. Love my tractor!
 

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Mr Heron is coming by almost every day. He was here at dusk today. Went down to the 1000 gallon pond and stuck its head through the net (4 inch weave) could not get a good strike, tried to get a fish and missed. Turned dark and left for the day..................
 

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Mr Heron is coming by almost every day. He was here at dusk today. Went down to the 1000 gallon pond and stuck its head through the net (4 inch weave) could not get a good strike, tried to get a fish and missed. Turned dark and left for the day..................
Looks like you have it fixed!
 

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Looks like you have it fixed!
Sort of, he did get his head through did the stalk did the strike but appeared to get nothing. It was pretty dark out there, hard to see if it swallowed anything.
 
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Might have to use some smaller net in certain area`s so it can`t get its head in there.
I have deer fencing I can place here and there, small weave, hate to use, it traps the frogs etc. But this time of year safer for them since it is cold. Water temp, big pond , is 46
 

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I have deer fencing I can place here and there, small weave, hate to use, it traps the frogs etc. But this time of year safer for them since it is cold. Water temp, big pond , is 46
snow fencing is cheap and larger holed, but less so than 4" weave; a heron isn't going to poke it's head through that. Temporary though as it definitely isn't good esthetics. Maybe order some 2" weave (shouldn't trap frogs, I'd think, maybe not even small birds (or 3"?) and lay it on the lower 3' or so of what you have now. And I'd definitely stake the net to the ground as soon as you get a chance.


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I have the net staked, it is not going under anymore, now just sticking its head through. The sucker. I do have some snow fencing, I will get that stuff out, snow, caution type stuff. Bright green bright orange. That I can do quickly.

It is just the hanging down piece, the bird has not attempted to go through the top. The hot tub pond has deer fencing on it, currently down low on the water surface. The bird has not come to it, yet..

I am packing so hopefully I can get out of here and meet up with hubby tomorrow.
 
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I have the net staked, it is not going under anymore, now just sticking its head through. The sucker. I do have some snow fencing, I will get that stuff out, snow, caution type stuff. Bright green bright orange. That I can do quickly.

It is just the hanging down piece, the bird has not attempted to go through the top. The hot tub pond has deer fencing on it, currently down low on the water surface. The bird has not come to it, yet..

I am packing so hopefully I can get out of here and meet up with hubby tomorrow.
just take your phone with you when you are re-fencing the area, let dear old hubby know it's HIS fault you're running late. No need to tell him the 'gang' at GPF is taking up your valuable time!!
:p ;)


btw, you're going to be 'vacationing' for the next few days; does that mean we can run loose in the Hallowed Halls after curfew? You didn't ever finish pointing the security cams at our dorms, didcha? I mean, not that we couldn't go out the window...no window cams that I'VE ever seen...



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just take your phone with you when you are re-fencing the area, let dear old hubby know it's HIS fault you're running late. No need to tell him the 'gang' at GPF is taking up your valuable time!!
:p ;)


btw, you're going to be 'vacationing' for the next few days; does that mean we can run loose in the Hallowed Halls after curfew? You didn't ever finish pointing the security cams at our dorms, didcha? I mean, not that we couldn't go out the window...no window cams that I'VE ever seen...



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I will probably have most of tomorrow to do stuff, well at least 6 hours. That is about how much longer they need to travel to get to Annapolis. I hope they refuel tonight and then take off early am. They have about another hour of decent light. Almost out of the canal and heading into Elk River which leads to the bay.

Looking forward to some down time, it has been a stressful few weeks, dealing with the yoda mechanic up in NJ . Feet up reading a book, taking it easy. We take precooked food, warm and eat.
 

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Third time back today.............well this evening. Sitting on the dead maple in the dark right now. This time it arrived sat there and stretched its neck, opened mouth, stuck out tongue, like it was working on swallowing some food. Flew in from the west, then it left and flew back in from the west. It is darn dark out there. My tree must be its resting spot.

It has some huge barbs,/folds of tissue on the tongue, probably helps pull the fish down the throat.
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I think that bird is sticking it's tongue out at you and madder than a wet hen! It got a taste of your fish and wants more, more, more!
 

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