[Tweeters] Looking for used mist net pieces

James Karr jrkarr at olypen.com
Thu Aug 18 10:12:00 PDT 2016


Marc -

I suggest this is a very bad idea. The presence of the nets as you describe would not "absorb the impact" as you suggest. It would more likely entangle the birds and many would likely die unless you are present all the time to extract them for the nets. It might leave you open to legal problems because the use of mist nets without a permit to catch migratory birds is illegal.

I use a product called CollidEscape (CollidEscape.org) on windows. Although it slightly reduced incoming light, it did not substantially alter the view of the outside from within. Most important it substantially reduced the number of window collisions. Also important, I applied it to windows and nine years later it still functioned without damage or need for replacement.

Hope this is useful.

Jim Karr


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> On Aug 18, 2016, at 9:28 AM, Marc Hoffman <tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com> wrote:

>

> Hi Tweets,

>

> We have various decals and objects between our feeders and windows that have kept most birds from striking the windows.The exception is Goldfinches who, when 10-20 are present, get frenetic and fly into the window several times per day.

>

> We don't want to totally obscure our view. I'm thinking that stretching mist net (used for trapping birds to be counted or banded), stretched a few inches in front of the windows would, if not deter them, at least absorb the impact.

>

> SO, MY QUESTION:

> Does anyone know where I might acquire a small amount of mist net? I need only 9' x 4' and 6' x 4' to do the job.

>

> Thanks in advance!

>

> Marc Hoffman

> www.songbirdphoto.com <http://www.songbirdphoto.com/>

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