Not Your Supper!


We've had a beautiful but not welcome visitor all day here at our house. You've seen our pond pictures...it has lots of fish in it. Well a Great Blue Heron has made himself at home here today. I didn't take this picture I found it on the internet. I have tried and tried to catch my own pictures but if I even wiggle at the window he flies away. My hubby is having a fit that the bird is going to eat all the fish!

This darn bird dives his big long beak into the water!! My husband (who works at home) is now out on the patio trying to conduct business while on watch. :)

**One more important note: Grey's Anatomy comes back on tonight!!

28 comments

Carol said...

I'm surprised he found his way to your backyard pond. Hope he moves on to bigger bodies of water soon!

Hugs,
Carol

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I still get excited when I see a Heron....I never saw one growing up in Michigan but now I see them all the time in NC. But if I had a pond....I would sit my husband on pond patrol too!

julie & joe said...

I have been looking forward to Greys! We'll have to "talk" tomorrow!!!
I hope the bird doesn't make off with too many fish. We lost a poor mans Koi (not cheap) to a racoon.

Ashley ~ said...

I hope he doesn't sample any of your fish in the pond, but you must admit that it's kind of interesting to see this beautiful bird outside your window. How cool is that*! ((hugs)) _Ashley*

Dawn said...

Hope he doesn't decide to settle in with you! I'm sure he loves your backyard as much as we all do. Do the fish have places to hide down in there? If not you might want to think about adding some!

Is hubby gonna stay out there all night?

Dawn

Just a little something from Judy said...

This is something you will never find shared on my blog. I can't imagine how he found his way to your pretty pond. We just found a snake in our flower beds again. Nature provides some interesting scenarios. Hope he leaves soon.

Blondie's Journal said...

We have Blue Herons in our area of the lake as we live on a bay with lots of tall grasses and such that they love. But there are plenty of fish, so we just love watching them through the binocs.

I am so ticked off that George died... Ellen Pompeo had a baby girl and named it Stella Luna (sun/moon) Groovey, huh?

xoxo
Jane

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness! You need a LOUD barking dog! Maybe that would scare him away!
PS I've been waiting for GA all week long!

Lone Star Queen said...

You really can't blame him for wanting to hang out at your pond. It's awesome!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an amazing photo! You should have it printed and framed!

Darlene said...

He is beautiful but you are going to have to shoo him away. We don't want him eating all of your fish!!!!

I'm quite excited about Grey's Anatomy....the preview clip I have seen looks really good!

Marilyn said...

My goodness. Our water garden has attracted lots of animals but never a heron. Good luck!

Angie said...

I know that bird has to eat, but I wouldn't want him to get my fish either. Hopefully he'll find another place to live!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love seeing these magnificent birds! I hope he doesnt eat all your fish but they are replacable right?

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey,

This happened to a friend of mine who lives near Norman...she had to battle these birds and they did get some of her prized koi...praying you can get him to move on and leave your precious pond alone!! Maybe some shiny aluminum streamers that blow in the wind would work..I noticed they use this a lot in Napa to keep the birds away from the grapes! Good luck! Sonia/Miss Bloomers

Rachael said...

My parents have this problem with their Koi pond in California. These little suckers are hard to get rid of...when you would shoo them away, they would land on the neighbor's roof and wait for another chance to swoop in!

Brenda said...

I must not have a big enough pond, for I never see anything like this! It would be worth it just to catch a photo. For though it's an unwelcome visitor, it is a beautiful gangly bird! May have to hire your sons out as security pond guards!
Brenda

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh no... will a fake snake or owl chase them away? If not what about some chicken wire in a dome over the pond until he finds somewhere else to feed?

The bird is beautiful but what a dilemma.... Keep us posted.

April said...

Oh, no...I hope Mr.(or Mrs.!)Blue Heron doesn't decide to chomp down on some of your fish. That would NOT be good!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What a beautiful shot !! Great POst..Unseen Rajasthan

Nancy said...

Hey Stacey, I don't blame him for picking your back yard to spend the day in, it's beautiful! He might just decide to stay there forever! ;) Nancy

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh man, we have a koi pond too but we are in a pretty open area and have never seen a heron here. We have seen a few miles down the road at our daughter's lake. Do you want 5 random words to respond to? They will not be the same as mine. If you do use these. aquarium,plantain,confusion,what and leap.
QMM

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Stacey,is he still there ? I was going to tell you if he is still there to try tying an aluminum pie pan to a string and put it on a pole or stick .When the breeze blows it, it might scare him away. We do that in the garden to keep the crows away.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

He is just beautiful!! I jsut can't believe George died...so sad....cherry

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stacey, we have these birds on our lake....lots of them! Aren't they beautiful. I watched one swallowing a fish one day and didn't eat a thing for over a day.....just made me crazy! Ha!!

Barb ♥

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

We had one land by our pond last year. They are so huge!

Manuela

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Blue Herons are so beautiful. But when you have a pond in your back yard, not so much....

We had a koi pond that a pesky raccoon kept visiting....
Hugs,
Penny

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! I think that is the coolest thing to have him in your yard.
He's gorgeous! Of course you were not trying to feed him all the fish in your pond though. Oops!

Thanks for your sweet words on my porch decor'. I don't think anyone has ever called it "Southern" style before. I like that look! You just made my night. Yay!

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa :)