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Old Jun 7, 2012, 4:57 PM   #1
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I see this bird often through the tall grasses in the nearby wetlands. This time I actually got a few shots of him without the weeds in the way.

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You sure did, buddy! REALLY good shot!
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Nice! I have always loved seeing those birds. Except once - when I lived in northern Arizona, a very arid climate, my neighbor across the street put in a large koi pond. On morning I looked out the window and there was a heron standing on his roof (most older towns in the Southwest were built on a stream or river). I knew this was not good news and mentioned it to him. Indeed he had been loosing koi and thought it was a raccoon. When he put a mesh cover over the pond the problem went away, although aesthetically it sucked.

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....my neighbor lost all (about $700) but one really big koi last month to a GBH. The pond is no longer, there is a bistro table sitting on where it was.
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Nice! I have always loved seeing those birds. Except once - when I lived in northern Arizona, a very arid climate, my neighbor across the street put in a large koi pond. On morning I looked out the window and there was a heron standing on his roof (most older towns in the Southwest were built on a stream or river). I knew this was not good news and mentioned it to him. Indeed he had been loosing koi and thought it was a raccoon. When he put a mesh cover over the pond the problem went away, although aesthetically it sucked.
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Very interesting story Ted. Just like BoBB's neighbor, I once tried to maintain a backyard little fish pond with Koi when I lived in Atlanta, and we kept losing fish. One autumn I had put a green mesh netting over it to keep all the leaves from falling in. A very large hawk got his feet caught in the netting while trying to get a fish, and he could not get untangled. We had to call the county Animal Control to come out and get the hawk. It took two officers to subdue it and carry it to a park about 15 miles away. After that, I filled in the little pond with dirt and planted flowers instead.
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I saw this GBH hunting today, it was not a good day for the catfish.

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I saw this GBH hunting today, it was not a good day for the catfish.

http://tinyurl.com/7sfw7to
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