[Tweeters] Looking for used mist net pieces

Marc Hoffman tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com
Thu Aug 18 10:41:06 PDT 2016

Thanks, James. Clearly the mist net proposal was misinformed on my part. I
did look into CollidEscape but it would degrade the view too much, since I
photograph the birds and the window glass already compromises the optics.
Lest this sound selfish, I want to be clear that I put the welfare of the
birds way above the quality of the photos, so I'm determined to find
something that protects them.


On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:12 AM, James Karr <jrkarr at olypen.com> wrote:

> 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

> <http://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.



> 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

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