Keeping birds from getting entangled in the protection strung across my pond
To keep the heron and seagulls from raiding the pond, I stretch fishing wire over it. This is effective, because the birds should see it and fear it, but once in a while a bolshy gull chances his arm, or wing, and tries to land in the pond, which means I need to disentangle it. So, how do I stop this happening? My first thought is to tie something to the wire to make it even more visible, so what is best? It could be that this won't deter all the gulls, since there's always going to be a daft one, so what else might I try?