Have a look for something called the "scarecrow" an motion activated water cannon, or make your own with the motion sensor from a security light and the water valve/s from a washing machine. An electric fence, animal fence, very high voltage but minute current, not lethal to herons, little girls, or mums and dads.
Thankyou all for your imput. Knew I could count on the members for idea's. will certyainly look at some of the idea's. Have already placed a fake heron on the side and will see if they really work. I like the idea of the deer scarer would fit into my landscape well. Anyway Thankyo one and all Gerry
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get yourself a snake! i have seen it mentioned on other sites that if you lay around your pond bright coloured rubber snakes the heron will stay away, they dont like em! make your own, some painted hose pipe, its worth a try i suppose. good luck
best thing ive found is a machine gun from an old world war two churchill tank that me dad brought home from the war one day.
i have a heron problem in our area, all the neighbours like me have to rely on nets and fake herons and lights and dogs and on and on. Plus a neighbour of mine lost a fish to a kingfisher last year.
the battle continues
Owner of 10 goldfish, Custard, Speedy, Spot, Natalie, Colonel, Goldy, Bulldog, Blackie and Pete and Sick Note and now five new babies that have bred in the pond,(oh and 1 plastic duck, 1 rubber duck, used to be 2 rubber ducks but the lawn mower at...