[Tweeters] Looking for used mist net pieces

Kevin Lucas vikingcove at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 13:06:39 PDT 2016

Here's a link to a webpage giving instructions on how to make para cord
bird savers, with photos showing how they look. A link on that page gives
more detailed instructions on making them (free), and with another link you
can order them custom made for your windows' dimensions.


Good birding,
Kevin Lucas
Selah, WA

On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:41 AM, Marc Hoffman <tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com>

> 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.


> Marc


> 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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