I've made a cover for the goldfish pond. I looked out the window the other morning and there was a HUGE crane checking out the fish. I about had a heart attack and especially when I went out and couldn't see a fish in site. Not only that, the crane came back -those fish looked tasty!
So with my extraordinary carpenter skills, I put a wire cover over the pond - not very attractive but it seems to be working. I can't tell if the crane got any of the fish but the majority of them seem to be there.
And the bees can still get water at the end of the pond on the flag iris and the birds too.