[Tweeters] Looking for used mist net pieces
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
> Mail and express delivery address:
> James R. Karr
> 102 Galaxy View Court
> Sequim, WA 98382
> E-mail: jrkarr at olypen dot com
> Telephone: 360-681-3163
> On Aug 18, 2016, at 9:28 AM, Marc Hoffman <tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com>
> 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
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