I’ve been doing battle with this bad boy for the past few days. The fish pond is covered and reinforced with bird netting, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying multiple air and ground-based attacks.
Unlike the egrets that visit and attempt fishing without a license from time to time, this guy has almost no fear. He certainly doesn’t startle easily and he stands his ground even when I’m just a few feet away. Given that he’s a little over 5 feet tall, he’s probably used to being the big bird at the pond.