BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – BIRDS IN OR NEAR THE WATER OR SNOW

Living in the middle of suburbia, and 600 kms from the beach, water birds of any description are few and far between. However …. as we have a large koi pond occasionally we will get a visit from certain interested parties.

Reed Cormorant, perching on the wooden beam overlooking the pond.

We’ve had two visits from this bird – that I am aware of – and on the first visit the bird went for a swim in the pond and  devoured every small koi bar one.

Grey Heron.

An infrequent visitor who also has an interest in the koi in our pond. Here she perches on an old metal pole close to the pond.

Because the pond – which was formerly a swimming pool – is so deep that bar two unlucky goldfish – the koi have managed to avoid the attentions of this stunning visitor.

Thanks to Lisa Coleman once again for the challenge.

Ark.


9 thoughts on “BIRD WEEKLY – PHOTO CHALLENGE – BIRDS IN OR NEAR THE WATER OR SNOW

  1. This is probably my imagination but …

    That first bird looks like a youngster whose feathers are still damp, while the Heron appears to have a few miles under its wings.

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    1. I can do without the Cormorant as she goes swimming, but we’ve had no real problems with the heron and the dog usually alerts us if she turns up.

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  2. Well, here’s what ya gotta do with your Koi. Teach ’em martial arts! When a bird flies or swims down to grab one up, HIIII!!! YAAAA!!!, a fishy/kung fu fin rap on the snout will teach that bird to look elsewhere for less violent prey! Yes, I know. Teaching your fish martial arts may be kind of expensive, and a good fish kung fu teacher is not always easy to find, but, in the long run, it’ll save you money cause you won’t have to keep restocking your pond. So, think about it.

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