Tag Archive: mist net

Bird Banding in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Noise. Alarm. Snooze. Again. Clock 6:08 a.m. Light on. Up. Bathroom. Face cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, pee. Wash hands, spit, rinse, washcloth on face. Dry. Clothes off shelf: sports bra, socks, t-shirt, cargo pants,… Continue reading

How To Catch A Bird in A Mist Net

Or, How to Catch a Bird in 6 Steps   ***For those who don’t know what a mist net is, check out this informative, well-written, entertaining, engaging blog post: What Is A Mist Net?***… Continue reading

Fairies in our nets

Today we caught fairies in our nets– Calliope and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. The male Calliopes have beautiful throats, an iridescent rosy or purple color, depending on the light. Sometimes, once I gently untangle them… Continue reading

What is a mist net?

Sometimes when I tell people that I band (and therefore catch) birds, they get real quiet and look at me strangely. Do you use a fishing pole, a butterfly net? Cages? Hold out… Continue reading