The pond in our front garden is rather isolated, no over looked by the house and behind a high fence. It is quite a small area with a large tree at the top of a steep slope and I always thought that a Heron would find it difficult to land and take off there.
When I saw a Heron circling the house I did wonder where it was destined for, and I picked up my camera, just in case and went round the house to the front.
It was only a few days ago that I'd said to Pam that the fish weren't very evident when I fed them. I'd presumed that the colder weather had made them stay deeper in the pond. The Heron suddenly jumped in the pond and emerged with a fish! I tried to get in a better position for a photo, but the bird saw me and flew off. I guess I'll have to try some sort of protection until it finds someone else's pond to feed in.