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    Heron deterent

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    hopefully 400mm of glass will work as ive hated that net for fifteen years



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    That looks smart
    7500 litres
    Filtreau combi with uv.
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    i like that, looks a really neat job
    i hate nets too... not sure anyone likes them

    but i'm not sure if it will have much effect detering herons though.
    some ponds are lucky, are completely open, and never have a visit from one.
    others go for years with no problem then suddenly get one out of the blue.

    having houses close all round is probably more of a deterrant,
    my pond is the same with houses close over the back fence.
    i added some overhead paracord lines to make it difficult for them to land as a first line of defense (could do with some more crossing over to make a net pattern), and still use nets at night.

    Last edited by davethefish1; 04-07-2023 at 12:30 PM.

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    hi
    got up this morning checked on the pond from bedroom window and low and behold a flaming great heron. shot down stairs and scared it off checked half hour later and back again. I cant account for six koi one about 10 inch and five all from Adam Byers last May. I'm hoping they are hiding under the watercress will keep checking .
    can anyone recommend some sort of reasonably price camera that will pick up movement and activate my phone.

    keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolo View Post
    hi
    got up this morning checked on the pond from bedroom window and low and behold a flaming great heron. shot down stairs and scared it off checked half hour later and back again. I cant account for six koi one about 10 inch and five all from Adam Byers last May. I'm hoping they are hiding under the watercress will keep checking .
    can anyone recommend some sort of reasonably price camera that will pick up movement and activate my phone.

    keith
    This is what I use.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tapo-Securi...8160379&sr=8-5

    If you shop around you probably will get it cheaper. Great picture quality, easy to setup and Iíve found it very reliable.
    Hereís a pic from my camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin59 View Post
    This is what I use.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tapo-Securi...8160379&sr=8-5

    If you shop around you probably will get it cheaper. Great picture quality, easy to setup and Iíve found it very reliable.
    Hereís a pic from my camera.
    That is one hell of a pond mate! Heron deterentHeron deterent


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    Quote Originally Posted by rolo View Post
    hi
    got up this morning checked on the pond from bedroom window and low and behold a flaming great heron. shot down stairs and scared it off checked half hour later and back again. I cant account for six koi one about 10 inch and five all from Adam Byers last May. I'm hoping they are hiding under the watercress will keep checking .
    can anyone recommend some sort of reasonably price camera that will pick up movement and activate my phone.

    keith
    Hi Keith, I use these. I got them a lot cheaper on a deal but best Iv owned. Wireless, super sensitive, has a torch and a siren, waterproof and can plonk them anywhere oh and you can scream down the microphone which has worked on a cat!. Got one in the filter pit end of the garden god knows how itís picking up signal
    https://amzn.eu/d/9X9kcUd


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    many thanks for the replies gents. just come in from pond still no sign of the byers 5 but not given up on them yet.
    while i was stood in the rain neighbour came out as he'd caught me on one of his cameras asking why im stood in the rain.
    He said he uses Tapo will source one and fit it for me.
    Jobs a good un.

    keith

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    Don’t think you’ll go to far wrong with the Tapo camera, as I said I found them excellent for the price.
    The problem with Heroes are they don’t give up easily. You need something to scare them off as soon as they land. I had a problem with pigeons in the waterfall, so tried one of these.

    https://www.diy.com/departments/pest...2304640_BQ.prd

    I don’t have a problem anymore, it worked brilliantly. If it works on pigeons don’t see why it shouldn’t work on Heroes. Don’t know how robust they are only time will tell.
    I’ve had mine for three months now and it is still going.

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    hi
    i had a jet spray and it worked well. but two down sides too it with mine hose pipe froze in winter and every now again id forget and walk pass it making it fire off and getting piss wet through. Im collecting a tapo camera tomorrow

    keith

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    I’ve plumped my jet spray so the supply pipe is underground and insulated it to the spry head. I’ll have to see if it works though the winter.
    I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with the Tapo camera, you can check on the pond on matter where you are.

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    Hi Martin
    nipped out at dinner time once it had stopped raining collected the Tapo camera. as you said really easy and quick to fit took a little longer to set up the settings me and technology don't get on. quality of picture is really clear lets see what the night vision is like.

    many thanks
    I sound like a salesman

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolo View Post
    Hi Martin
    nipped out at dinner time once it had stopped raining collected the Tapo camera. as you said really easy and quick to fit took a little longer to set up the settings me and technology don't get on. quality of picture is really clear lets see what the night vision is like.

    many thanks
    I sound like a salesman
    Any joy on the byers 5 matey ?

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    Hi AJ
    seen chagoi ,mukashi ogon and one kohaku but keeping very low and not coming up for food. so a kohaku and aka matsuba still no show.
    they were all growing really well upto the heron turning up.
    Guy at the end of our little estate has being wiped out by a heron in the past month.
    still waiting on council decision regards back garden now 12 months behind schedule should be all done and dusted by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolo View Post
    Hi AJ
    seen chagoi ,mukashi ogon and one kohaku but keeping very low and not coming up for food. so a kohaku and aka matsuba still no show.
    they were all growing really well upto the heron turning up.
    Guy at the end of our little estate has being wiped out by a heron in the past month.
    still waiting on council decision regards back garden now 12 months behind schedule should be all done and dusted by now.
    Least you have seen the 3 . Other 2 could still be hiding yet mate . Haha ya didn't expect the council to finish with in a time frame did ya ? Silly boy lol

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    more like silly old codger coming upto big seven oh

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolo View Post
    more like silly old codger coming upto big seven oh
    17 !! I'll get ya first pint lol next year

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