Keeping Water - Episode 71: Pond vs Predator, Part One: Herons

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In this week’s episode, we’re going to begin my look at predators by starting with the most common and prolific - the heron. In part, which will come out at some point over the winter, we’ll take a look at at least 3 other predators, including, possibly, the most dangerous.

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“Heron attacks koi pond!”
Koi in the UK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwbfLRWNaeI

“Grey Heron fishing and taking a plunge in the pond!”
Simon Murray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBYBC6LHM34

“Crafty Heron walking on a netted pond”
redsonia100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp9ANwTuaGc


Great Blue Heron vs Electric Fencing
Drone Optics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rAp6KWt2Mk

Grey Heron call (mp3)
Dawid Jablonski
https://www.xeno-canto.org/203979

Distribution map: By SanoAK: Alexander Kürthy - Made with Natural Earth. Free vetor and raster map data @ naturalearthdata.com. Range map from BirdLife International 2016. Ardea cinerea.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81370153

Bird Behavior: Observing Herons, Filip Tkaczyk, Alderleaf Wilderness College
https://www.wildernesscollege.com/bird-behavior.html

Draulans, Dirk, and Jan Hannon. “Distribution and Foraging Behaviour of Grey Herons Ardea Cinerea in Adjacent Tidal and Non-Tidal Areas.”
Ornis Scandinavica (Scandinavian Journal of Ornithology), vol. 19, no. 4, [Nordic Society Oikos, Wiley], 1988, pp. 297–304,
https://doi.org/10.2307/3676725

D. C. Cook (1978) Foraging Behaviour and Food of Grey Herons Ardea cinerea on the Ythan Estuary,
Bird Study, 25:1, 17-22, DOI: 10.1080/00063657809476570

Grey heron Jess Brooks, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
https://www.gwct.org.uk/wildlife/species-of-the-month/
2021/grey-heron/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_heron

Gregory, Stuart Noel (1990) The foraging ecology and feeding behaviour of the grey heron (Ardea Cinerea) in the Camargue, S. France, Durham theses, Durham University.
Available at Durham E-Theses Online: http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/6274/


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Fly Fishing